State to submit concerns to Supreme Court over verdict

State to submit concerns to Supreme Court over verdict
February 02 21:02 2018

The state is preparing to submit constitutional and legal concerns to the Supreme Court over a verdict ordering the release of political inmates, the Prosecutor General’s office said Friday.

The apex court Thursday night ruled that nine high-profile prisoners should be immediately released until fair trials could be conducted without undue influence.

Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed advised the implementation of the ruling following due process, and the prosecutor general’s office said it was working to complete the necessary procedures.

“As the Chief Justice has advised to follow due process in implementation [of the verdict] and as some of the individuals listed in point five have cases that are currently in different stages of the legal process and some have cases that have completed all court process.

“As such we are preparing to send the constitutional and legal details we would like to submit to the Supreme Court with regard to the (implementation) work being done.”

Attorney General Mohamed Anil also met with Saeed and raised concerns about releasing inmates convicted of heinous crimes.

The police said they were working on implementing the Supreme Court ruling after taking the necessary legal procedures as advised by the attorney general and prosecutor general.

The Supreme Court’s verdict named ex-president Mohamed Nasheed, ex-vice president Adeeb as well as MP Faris Maumoon, Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim, the former prosecutor general Muhuthaz Muhusin, former magistrate Ahmed Nihan, Adhaalath Party leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla and former defence minister Mohamed Nazim.

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