A man was fined MVR 2,500 for making a courtroom sketch at the Supreme Court on Sunday.
Adam Manik was sketching the judges’ panel during Villingili MP Saud Hussain’s appeal trial over his lost parliament seat.
Reportedly, a court officer had caught him sketching and took away his pencil and paper immediately.
He was fined shortly after the MP’s trial for contempt of court.
According to Section 76 of the Judicature Act, a person can be fined up to MVR 10,000 for contempt of court. They can also be imprisoned for no more than 15 days, or placed under house arrest for up to a month.
Previously a lawyer was also fined MVR 5,000 for making courtroom sketches.