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Gayoom’s secretary-general pays MVR85k fine for contempt of court

Aleem was fined after a five-judge panel decided that he contravened a civil court ruling that stripped Gayoom of his powers as the elected leader of the Progressive Party of Maldives.

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Gayoom staffer on trial for contempt

Abdul Aleem is accused of contravening the civil court ruling that put Yameen in control of the PPM, by setting up a rival secretariat and expelling lawmakers loyal to the president.

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Supreme court lifts suspension of lawyer who represented Gayoom

Suood was suspended for and warned over flouting the apex court’s orders and challenging the judiciary’s authority in a series of tweets, the DJA said, adding that his license is to be reinstated Thursday.

Suood has been advised not to repeat the offence, and told that his license would be reinstated Thursday, the DJA said.

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Gayoom’s lawyer, opposition MP disbarred on contempt charges

The supreme court issued Monday an order disbarring prominent lawyer Husnu Suood and opposition MP Ali Hussein from practising law, pending an investigation into contempt charges.

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Court threatens to hold AG in contempt

The civil court has threatened to hold Attorney General Mohamed Anil in contempt after his office decided to appeal a judgment that barred former Haveeru staff from working for any other media organisation for two years.

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Court reprimands prominent lawyers critical of Imran’s jailing

The criminal court reprimanded today two prominent lawyers who criticised the recent jailing of religious conservative Adhaalath Party President Sheikh Imran Abdulla on a terrorism charge.

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Judge requests criminal inquiry over photo

Abdul Bari Yoosuf, a controversial judge involved in the jailing of four high-profile opposition politicians, has requested a criminal inquiry against a man who allegedly threatened the judge by taking a photo “without consent.”

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Jail term for contempt of court reduced, fine hiked to MVR100,000

The Supreme Court has hiked a fine for contempt of court from MVR10,000 (US$649) to MVR100,000 (US$6485) and authorized judges to suspend lawyers found guilty of contempt of court for up to six months. Jail term for contempt of court was reduced from six months to up to one month.

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Headmaster placed under house arrest on contempt of court charge

A magistrate court has raised charges of contempt and placed a school headmaster under house arrest when he accused a judge at the court of harassing his sister, an administrative staff at the courthouse, in a private text message, The Maldives Independent has learned

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Supreme Courts orders police investigation against ex-vice president’s lawyer

A police spokesperson confirmed that Hussain Shameem is under investigation, but declined to reveal the nature of the charges against the former deputy prosecutor general. The Department of Judicial Administration, which functions under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court, also refused to provide details.

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Supreme Court threatens lawyers with ‘legal action’ for contempt of court

“As false and misleading statements are being made by various parties, without attempting to reach the truth of the matter, and in a way that causes loss of the confidence the public has in the Maldivian judiciary, we remind at this opportunity that legal action will be taken against such people,” the Supreme Court said.

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