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Maldives ex-president, CJ sentenced to 18 months in jail

13 June 2018 05:49 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A Maldives court on Wednesday sentenced former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to 18 months in prison after he was found guilty of obstructing justice, Maldives Independent reported.

Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed were charged for allegedly refusing to hand over their mobile phones for a police investigation. They denied the charge.

They were handed a prison term of one year, six months and six days.

Amnesty International’s deputy South Asia director Omar Waraich had called the sentence “outrageous and politically motivated” while MP Eva Abdulla urged people to use their vote in September’s presidential elections to “end injustice.”

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  • Ceylon Wednesday, 13 June 2018 06:42 PM

    This small islands country is very much ahead than corrupt srilanka for justice.

    we have blady-fool demo-crazy Wednesday, 13 June 2018 06:48 PM

    This is the real democracy.... But in sri lanka is no 1 demo- Crazy system we have , dictatorship, family rule etc... and law and orders are upside down

    Titanic Wednesday, 13 June 2018 07:16 PM

    Why its not happening hear, something wrong somewhere

    d.upul Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:49 PM

    I don't believe until our president confirms.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 14 June 2018 05:13 AM

    Everywhere it's happening BUT not in Sri Lanka...there are possible injunctions preventing arrest. What a pity or rather SHAME.


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