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Supreme Court orders stay on Ex-VP Ahmed Adeeb

Mariyam Malsa
29 January 2019, MVT 16:52
former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED
Mariyam Malsa
29 January 2019, MVT 16:52

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, issued a temporary stay order on former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb’s transfer to house arrest.

State authorities have been prohibited from taking any action regarding the High Court’s ruling on the former vice president, until the apex court reaches a decision on the matter.

The lower court issued a temporary order on Monday, which stipulated that Adeeb must be moved to house arrest until the conclusion of his appeal to seek medical treatment abroad. He was subsequently transferred out of his cell in Maafushi Prison later the same day.

Adeeb is serving a 33-year jail sentence over orchestrating an assassination attempt on former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and involvement in Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation's MVR 1.4 billion embezzlement case.

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