Political Prisoners

Saeed, Hameed, Muhuthaz and Nihan transferred to house arrest

  • A key pledge of President Solih is to release those who were jailed unlawfully
  • It is likely that jailed former Vice President Adeeb will also be transferred to house arrest

K. Male' 2018 Nov 18 | Sun 22:52 local 2,332

They were taken to Male’ on Sunday evening - Mohamed Sharuhaan

Authorities have transferred to house arrest former Supreme Court chief justice Abdulla Saeed, former justice Ali Hameed, former chief judge of Maamigili magistrate court Ahmed Nihan, and former prosecutor general Muhuthaz Muhsin.

They were taken to Male’ on Sunday evening.

A key pledge of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is to allow political prisoners to be with their families while serving their sentences and to release those who were jailed unlawfully.

Former justices Saeed and Hameed are serving three-year prison sentences over two counts. Former judge Nihan and former PG Muhsin are serving 17-year prison sentences after being found guilty of forging documents to arrest President Abdulla Yameen.

It is likely that jailed former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb will also be transferred to house arrest, after he is released from hospital.

Other political prisoners have had their sentences suspended and released after the Supreme Court began reviewing their cases. They are former president Mohamed Nasheed, Adhaalath Party leader Imran Abdulla, former defence minister Mohamed Nazim, and former deputy speaker Ahmed Nazim.

Last updated at: 2 months ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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