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Detention orders to be reviewed monthly: AG

Shahudha Mohamed
21 October 2019, MVT 13:16
Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath (R) and Prosecutor General Aishath Bisham (M). PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/ MIHAARU
Shahudha Mohamed
21 October 2019, MVT 13:16

Attorney General (AG) Ibrahim Riffath on Sunday announced that all detention orders from hence forth must be reviewed by the Prosecutor General (PG) once every month.

Due to the amendment to the criminal procedure policy, detention order for all the detainees under state custody until the conclusion of their trials is required to be reviewed by the PG every 30 days.

The amendment also adds that after the review, PG must request the court to release detainees who are not required to be locked up until the conclusion of their trials.

Moreover, the policy demands that PG must compile details of such reviewing and present a special report to the Parliament twice a year.

Concerns have always remained prevalent over the long periods of time detainees are held in lock-up until the conclusion of trial which get delayed without explanations.

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