Former President Abdulla Yameen

State appeals HC's order to release ex-President Yameen

  • The Criminal Court had ordered to keep him in police custody until his money-laundering trial concludes, in February

Aishath Shaany
Shaaknee

K. Male' 2019 May 16 | Thu 16:53 952 local

Former President Abdulla Yameen - PSM

Prosecutor General (PG) Office has appealed the order to release former President Abdulla Yameen from police detention, at the Supreme Court.

The Criminal Court had ordered to keep him in police custody until his money-laundering trial concludes, in February. Due to health issues, he was transferred to house arrest on March 13, and the High Court ordered his release on March 28.

The ruling came after a change to the bench presiding over the case.

While the initial bench comprised of judges Hussain Shaheed, Abdul Rauf and Hassan Ali, the latter was replaced by Shujau Usman.

Yameen is accused of having a hand in the biggest case of graft recorded in the country’s history involving Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC). He was interrogated over the millions of embezzled funds that had been deposited to his bank accounts earlier. He denies all the charges raised against him.

Last updated at: 4 days ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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