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Maldives opposition meets with president, over leaders incarceration

  • The meeting was 15 minutes long
  • No further details were disclosed

K. Male' 2019 Dec 08 | Sun 18:48 local 2,655

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The Maldives opposition, the coalition of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People's National Congress (PNC), has held a meeting with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Sources state that the opposition members met the president regarding the incarceration of their leader, former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

Speaking to RaajjeMV, former MP for Baarashu constituency, Ibrahim Shujau, who was present in the 15-minute long meeting, stated that the details of the meeting will be disclosed to the media shortly. He refused to clarify any further.

The opposition coalition has been holding rallies to protest Yameen's incarceration since he was sentenced on Thursday. Lawmakers representing the coalition have disrupted parliament sittings with their protest in the past few days as well.

Yameen was sentenced to five years in prison on November 28, and fined USD five million, after being found guilty of laundering USD one million through the state-owned Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) via a private company SoF, during his presidency.

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