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Majlis Subcommittee summons Judges on Nasheed’s case
Following former President Mohamed Nasheed’s arrest, the Peoples’ Majlis Subcommittee on government has summoned the three magistrates concerned to appear before it today at 3.45 pm.
Nasheed’s trial hearing is scheduled for 4 pm. Nasheed’s party, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) holds a majority on the Parliamentary Subcommittee which is headeed by an MDP MP Ali Waheed, MP for Thoddoo constituency.
Nasheed’s arrest yesterday was in conjunction by an arrest warrant issued by the court in conjunction with his non-appearance in court in the criminal case brought against him by the country’s independent Prosecutor General Ahmed Muizzu. The charges are raised for the military arrest and detention of a judge upon Nasheed’s orders while he was President of the country. Nasheed had defied two court orders in the case and departed on campaign publicly declaring that the court was illegal and that he would not obey any summons by it.
MP Ali Waheed has told media that the summons for the three Magistrates on the bench for Nasheed’s trial were summoned in an investigation into the report by the Commission on National Inquiry (CoNI). The CoNI, an internationally accepted commission, was entrusted to investigate the issues around and leading to the resignation of former President Nasheed.
The decision for the summons was taken at a sudden closed meeting of the Majlis Subcommittee which met at a time that a vote was being called on the Majlis floor. MPs supporting the current government allege that the Committee meeting was timed so that they could not participate.
The Consul General of the Parliament Fathimath Filza told media yesterday that, even though the decision to summon the three judges had been taken by the subcommittee, the summons could only be issued by the Speaker. She added that Speaker of Majlis Abdulla Shahid had not yet received the decision of the subcommittee and hence had not yet taken a decision on the matter. She said that the Majlis would issue a press release tonight after the Speaker’s decision on the issue.