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Former President Yameen's trial - 3rd LIVE hearing

Summary
  • "Unlawful orders"
  • Ziyath on who gave him instructions
  • Hearing reconvenes

3 weeks ago

16:28

Aishath Shaany

"Unlawful orders"

Ziyath said that Yameen had given him "unlawful orders", which he further claimed was endorsed by the attorney general

3 weeks ago

15:30

Aishath Shaany

Ziyath on who gave him instructions

Then president had instructed me to follow Adeeb's orders. However, Yameen had also given me orders at certain points: Ziyath

3 weeks ago

15:06

Aishath Shaany

Hearing reconvenes

Hearing reconvenes. MMPRC's former managing director, Abdulla Ziyath takes the witness stand

3 weeks ago

12:30

Aishath Shaany

Adeeb's relevance

Defendant questions Adeeb's relevance in trial; he notes that he is relevant as Yameen claimed that he had ordered the USD one million transfer

3 weeks ago

12:20

Aishath Shaany

"Yameen ordered the USD one mil. transfer, not me"

SoF did not have any funds related to PPM. They had transferred the USD one million to Yameen's account on his order, not mine: Adeeb

3 weeks ago

12:08

Aishath Shaany

"Have had threats"

There have been threats, even for testifying here. There are threats that I could be killed in prison, have shared these with institutions: Adeeb

3 weeks ago

12:03

Aishath Shaany

"No pressure, here on my own will"

I am here today because there is a number of things to be clarified for the public. I have not been pressured, and I am here on my own will: Adeeb

3 weeks ago

11:56

Aishath Shaany

Cross-examination begins

Defence lawyers begin cross examining witness after Judge asked the state attorney to sit down after failing to comply with his order to stick with questions asked during interrogation

3 weeks ago

11:47

Aishath Shaany

"No campaign funds in 2015"

Did not have any campaign funds in 2015 (after the presidential speed boat explosion), that I owed to Yameen. There were no elections ahead at that time: Adeeb

He further claims that they had made interactions regarding the island acquisition fees "even after boat explosion"

3 weeks ago

11:43

Aishath Shaany

PPM's funds

We raised funds for PPM by selling our policies. Most funds received by an individual was around MVR 200,000: Adeeb

3 weeks ago

11:41

Zunana Zalif

Adeeb presented as witness

Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb has been brought to the trial as a witness.

3 weeks ago

11:28

Aishath Shaany

Second witness not presented on time

Court goes to break as state's second witness is yet to be presented.

Attorney said that police were informed to present him to court by 11. Judge went to break after noting that the witness had not been presented by 11:24am

3 weeks ago

11:13

Aishath Shaany

"To ensure credibility"

I am asking questions in a different perspective. To ensure the credibility of the witness: Yameen, after state objects to his questions

3 weeks ago

11:10

Aishath Shaany

"Inconsistencies"

I am trying to point out the inconsistencies in the case, says Yameen

3 weeks ago

11:07

Aishath Shaany

Defendant hints that STR was sent to stir up something

Yameen: The USD one million was transferred to escrow account in May. Is it not suspicious that an STR was sent to ACC months later in December, is it not to create something?

3 weeks ago

10:48

Aishath Shaany

"No business deals"

Investigation does not show any legal business deals between MMPRC and SoF: Muavviz

3 weeks ago

10:42

Aishath Shaany

Witness questioned on SoF's other transactions

State objects after defence questions Muavviz regarding SoF's other transactions.

Judge allows, Muavviz replied that there were other cheques deposited to SoF's account prior to the MVR one million transfer to Yameen' account. There is reason to believe these were owed to MMPRC as acquisition costs of islands.

He adds that SoF account had USD 800,000 prior to the USD 1.2 million cheque

3 weeks ago

10:31

Aishath Shaany

Did Luthufee attend meetings reg. report?

Four members attended both meetings related to this. All voted to compile a detailed report. It is possible that some members did not sign the meeting notes, then-president did not sign possibly because he has not been unavailable since, the other three members have signbed : Muavviz responds to questions whether then ACC-president Hassan Luthufee had attended the meeting noting that his signature is not in notes

3 weeks ago

10:28

Zunana Zalif

Defendant's request

Ex-President Yameen has requested Judge Hailam to give adequate time to question Muavviz Rasheed.

Luthufee on Wednesday revealed his decision not to testify in the trial. While he made the announcement via a Facebook post, this has since been deleted

3 weeks ago

10:26

Aishath Shaany

ACC procedures

An investigative committee compiles report and submits to commission. Commission members take vote on report: Muavviz explains ACC procedures in compiling reports.

State ends questioning and defence begins cross examination

3 weeks ago

10:23

Aishath Shaany

New documents

State has submitted new documents to the court; notes from the meetings mentioned by the witness, where the members voted to compile report

3 weeks ago

10:22

Aishath Shaany

Report compiled after police inquiries

The decision to compile a report of the funds transferred to Yameen's account was made through a vote among members, after police inquired on the matter twice: Muavviz

3 weeks ago

10:15

Aishath Shaany

Hearing begins

Hearing begins. ACC president takes the witness stand for the second time.

Judge Hailam has given the state 30 minutes to question its witness, while the defence has also been given 30 minute to cross examine him.

Afterwards, state will be given an additional 15 minutes.

3 weeks ago

09:46

Zunana Zalif

Yameen heads to court

Former President Yameen has set off from his residence, to the criminal court.

Former President Yameen heads to court. Photo: RaajjeMV

3 weeks ago

09:42

Zunana Zalif

Witnesses

Eight names were submitted by state as witnesses against Yameen:

1. ACC's former President Hassan Luthufee

2. ACC President Muavviz Rasheed

3. Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb

4. Former Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer

5. MMPRC's former MD Abdulla Ziyath

6. BML board member Mohamed Luvaiz

7. BML deputy CEO Mohamed Shareef

8. Mohamed Waseem Ismail

3 weeks ago

09:41

Zunana Zalif

Only one witness testified in the case thus far

While this is the third hearing in the case, the court is currently hearing from the state witnesses.

Thus far, only President of Anti-Corruption Commission, Muavviz Rasheed has testified in the case. He is expected to take the witness stand today as well.

File photo: Muavviz Rasheed at Criminal Court on August 4. Photo: RaajjeMV

3 weeks ago

Zunana Zalif

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Aishath Shaany

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16:28
"Unlawful orders"
15:30
Ziyath on who gave him instructions
15:06
Hearing reconvenes
12:30
Adeeb's relevance
12:20
"Yameen ordered the USD one mil. transfer, not me"
12:08
"Have had threats"
12:03
"No pressure, here on my own will"
11:56
Cross-examination begins
11:47
"No campaign funds in 2015"
11:43
PPM's funds
11:41
Adeeb presented as witness
11:28
Second witness not presented on time
11:13
"To ensure credibility"
11:10
"Inconsistencies"
11:07
Defendant hints that STR was sent to stir up something
10:48
"No business deals"
10:42
Witness questioned on SoF's other transactions
10:31
Did Luthufee attend meetings reg. report?
10:28
Defendant's request
10:26
ACC procedures
10:23
New documents
10:22
Report compiled after police inquiries
10:15
Hearing begins
09:46
Yameen heads to court
09:42
Witnesses
09:41
Only one witness testified in the case thus far