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Top court concludes hearings on reviewing Nasheed's conviction

Nafaahath Ibrahim
19 November 2018, MVT 20:08
Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed is pictured as he leaves an apartment building in Sri Lanka as he prepares to return to the Maldives, in Colombo on November 1, 2018. - The Maldives top court suspended an arrest warrant for Mohamed Nasheed on October 30, paving the way for the country's first democratically elected president to return from exile next month. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP)
Nafaahath Ibrahim
19 November 2018, MVT 20:08

The Supreme Court on Monday concluded the hearings for the petition filed by the Prosecutor's Office to review former President Mohamed Nasheed's 13-year jail sentence on terrorism charges.

Nasheed was convicted over the arbitrary arrest of former Criminal Court Judge Abdulla Mohamed during his regime.

While speaking at the hearing, Nasheed stated that the arrest of Judge Abdulla Mohamed was by Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and that he had no say over that matter.

Although the former president requested for a verdict to be announced during the hearing, the judge's bench stated that they needed time before issuing a ruling.

However, while concluding the hearing, Chief Justice Dr. Ahmed Abdulla Didi assured that a verdict will be delivered very soon.

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