An appeal hearing scheduled in incarcerated Former President Abdulla Yameen’s money-laundering case has been cancelled.
The hearing was scheduled for Wednesday and consecutively cancelled following a request from Yameen, on Tuesday.
Although the jailed ex-president and his party wishes to fast-track the appeal trial, this is the second time it has been postponed.
Following the summary hearing on July 8, Yameen had requested for another hearing, which was scheduled for August 5.
Yameen was convicted on money laundering charges after having been found guilty for laundering USD one million through the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) via a private company Scores of Flair during his presidency, on November 2019.
He was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay USD five million within six months which he has failed to pay and authorities are seeking the amount through the Criminal Court.
Yameen’s legal team appealed his conviction at sentencing to the High Court and it is currently at the final stage.