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Velizinee arrested


The former member of the Judicial Service Commission, Aishath Velizinee has been arrested moments ago. 

After a long time abroad, Velizinee returned to the Maldives today. 

The Media Official of the Maldives Police Service said that she was arrested with a court order in connection with an ongoing investigation. 

Police have faced difficulties in continuing their investigation since the former member of the JSC was living abroad. On 23 May 2017, the authorities ordered Velizinee to appear at the Police station within 14 days. 

After numerous, blasphemous comments against the Islamic faith and the Prophet (PBUH), last March, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs declared her as an apostate. 

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