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President's Office opens complaint submissions for political detainees

Ahmed Aiham
07 December 2018, MVT 09:48
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the President's Office. PHOTO: AHMED HAMDHOON/MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
07 December 2018, MVT 09:48

The President’s Office, on Thursday, opened for submission of complaints by people who have been criminally charged for political gain since February 1, 2012.

President's Office has set January 5 as the deadline for submissions.

The committee was established by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in an effort to release those who have been criminally charged out of political motives.

The four members appointed to the committee:

- Minister of Home Affairs Sheikh Imran Abdulla

- Commissioner of Police Hamdhoon Rasheed

- Legal Counsel to the President Ahmed Abdulla Afeef

- Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath

The committee was established on the first day of the presidency and was a major electoral pledge of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. In keeping with his pledge, President Solih established the “Committee on Releasing Political Detainees” on the first day of his Presidential term, 17 November 2018.

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