Hearings on the charges brought against former president Abdulla Yameen in the R. Fuhgiri corruption case have been ordered to be halted by the High Court.
Yameen's lawyers have sought an interim order from the High Court to halt the Criminal Court hearings of the case until the High Court decides on the appeal points regarding the case. As such, his lawyers have informed the High Court judges that hearings of the case has been scheduled in the Criminal Court.
The three-judge bench of the High Court unanimously ordered the Criminal Court not to conduct the hearings in the Fuhgiri corruption case until the High Court makes a decision on the matter or state otherwise.
A hearing was held in connection with the appeal made by Yameen regarding the court’s decision to reject the submissions made in connection with the R. Fuhgiri corruption case, at the High Court, on Thursday.
The hearing saw the state prosecutors giving their response to the appeal points made by the defence.
Justice Hassan Shafeeu is presiding over the case at the High Court. The judges bench comprises of Justice Mohamed Faisal and Justice Dheebanaz Fahmy.