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Two arrested ex-police officers shifted back to jail

Fathmath Shaahunaz
26 April 2018, MVT 14:47
Police officers arrested under the state of emergency.
Fathmath Shaahunaz
26 April 2018, MVT 14:47

Two of the eight police officers who were arrested during the recent state of emergency declared by President Abdulla Yameen, have been shifted back from house arrest to remand jail.

In a tweet, lawyer Safa Shareef revealed Thursday that the former Special Operations (SO) Commander Saif Hussain and former Station Inspector Faiz Mohamed were changed back to prison based on an intelligence report.

“This report was not shared with the defendants hence depriving them of the right to defend themselves,” she added.

Apart from Saif and Faiz, the arrested officers are Sergeant Ahmed Asim, Sergeant Ali Rishwan, Sergeant Abdullah Riyaz, Corporal Ali Naseer, Corporal Hassan Naseer and Corporal Mohamed Shamin.

Subsequent to their arrest, they were dismissed from the police force as well.

They have been charged with conspiring to overthrow the government, assaulting police officers who were dismantling an allegedly unlawful protest and also disrupting the public’s trust in the police institute.

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