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MP Faris appeals identity theft conviction

Shaina Abdulla
12 July 2018, MVT 07:55
Dhiggaru constituency lawmaker and son of former president Gayoom, Faris Maumoon.
Shaina Abdulla
12 July 2018, MVT 07:55

Dhiggaru MP Faris Maumoon has moved to appeal his conviction for identity fraud, for which he was sentenced to four months and 24 days by the Criminal Court.

MP Faris was found guilty over the unlawful use of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s flag and logo at a press conference that was held by the opposition coalition last year.

Whilst Faris has been convicted for identitiy theft charges, he has not yet been ousted from his seat at the parliament.

The Dhiggaru lawmaker is also facing trial over terrorism and bribery charges.

He has been incarcerated pending trial under these charges for a period of 10 months.

Faris’ father, former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, is also serving a 19-month prison sentence on charges pertaining to the obstruction of justice since his conviction on June 13.

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