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Ex-pres Yameen's trial to be televised

Mariyam Malsa
21 July 2019, MVT 10:02
MALDIVES POLICE SUMMONS PRESIDENT ABDULLA YAMEEN
Mariyam Malsa
21 July 2019, MVT 10:02

Department of Judicial Administration (DJA), on Saturday, announced that former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's money laundering trial would be broadcasted live.

The Criminal Court also confirmed that Yameen's trial, scheduled for 1130 hrs on July 21 would be aired on Television Maldives.

Despite the trials of conspirators behind the coup d'├ętat of November 3, 1988, being broadcasted live via radio, Yameen's case marks the first instance of a televised court trial in Maldives.

The state presented a significant amount of evidence against the former president during the preliminary hearings.

Yameen is charged with attempting to launder and derive benefits from USD 1 million deposited into his bank account by SOF, the private company which syphoned most of the state funds embezzled in the corruption scandal of the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC). The MVR 1.3 billion corruption case is the largest corruption case recorded in Maldives.

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