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No charges filed over lawmakers calls to rally against govt: PG Office

Fathmath Shaahunaz
15 June 2018, MVT 10:13
Maafannu North MP Imthiyaz Fahmy pictured during a joint opposition gathering. FILE PHOTO/MIHAARU
Fathmath Shaahunaz
15 June 2018, MVT 10:13

The Prosecutor General's Office has decided not to levy charges against two lawmakers and one unseated legislator, over calling on the public to rally against the government.

Maafannu North MP Imthiyaz Fahmy, Kaashidhoo MP Faisal Naseem, and Maduvvari MP Mohamed Ameeth who has been declared disqualified from the parliament by the Elections Commission, were accused of urging the people to gather on the streets and protest against the government in the wake of the state of emergency declared in early February.

The PG Office had decided on May 23 that the three could not be charged in the case, according to an official of the Office.

Aside from the three, religiously conservative Adhaalath Party's media committee chair, Ali Nazeer, was also accused in the same incident. It remains unclear whether the PG Office has made a decision regarding his case.

Furthermore, the four of them were placed under a travel ban in connection with the issue. It is not known if the ban had been lifted.

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