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Criminal Court schedules ex-pres Yameen's hearing

Mariyam Malsa
24 April 2019, MVT 20:37
Former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
24 April 2019, MVT 20:37

Criminal Court, on Wednesday, scheduled former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's hearing, concerning charges levied against him by the state, for April 25.

The former president's hearing over money laundering charges was held in February, after which he was ordered to be detained until the conclusion of his trial. Yameen's detainment order has since been overturned by the High Court.

Additionally, the Criminal Court's order to freeze Yameen's accounts was also nullified by the High Court.

Yameen is implicated in the corruption scandal of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC). According to the report publicized by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), most of the stolen funds were syphoned to SOF, a private company which deposited USD 1 million to Yameen's account at Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB).

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