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Judge lifts conditions imposed on Gasim

The move comes after the police apologised for falsely claiming in court that a case against the opposition lawmaker had not been sent for prosecution.

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Gasim’s lawyers accuse police of lying in court

Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim’s lawyers have accused police officers of lying under oath during a remand hearing last week. Police officers told the judge at Wednesday’s remand hearing that a

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JP headquarters closed after court’s ‘unconstitutional’ conditions

JP leader Gasim Ibrahim was released from police custody on the condition that he refrains from speaking in a manner that sows discord or incites unrest or allowing others to use his property to deliver such speeches.

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Gasim released with conditions

The conditions for his release include refraining from “holding meetings with people who sow discord and strife in society,” speaking in a manner that sows discord or incites unrest and allowing others to use his home or property to deliver such speeches.

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Lawyers spar over Gasim’s bribery charge

Gasim was charged for declaring that the allied opposition parties would grant tickets for the 2019 parliamentary elections to MPs who vote to impeach Speaker Maseeh and offering to help with their re-election campaigns.

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Gasim arrested at midnight on fresh charges, remanded for 15 days

The police claimed that Gasim was encouraging the overthrow of the government in his speeches at nightly opposition rallies. Leaving him free would impede the investigation as he could hide evidence and influence witnesses, they said.

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Court refuses to detain Gasim for bribery trial

At a preliminary hearing closed to the media and members of the public, Gasim pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery and attempting to influence voting and official conduct.

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‘No evidence’ Gasim bribed lawmakers, say lawyers

Gasim Ibrahim has been remanded for six days by the criminal court on charges of bribery as international concern grew of the opposition lawmaker’s arrest.

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Gasim arrested for bribery

The police said Gasim, who is facing trial on bribery charges, may tamper with evidence if he remained free.

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Government denies unfairly targeting Gasim’s businesses

Three ministers met the press at the president’s office to defend the Maldives Inland Revenue Authority, stressing that it is an independent institution whose enforcement actions are taken after due process and without any government interference.

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Government dismisses crackdown on opposition leaders

Dismissing allegations of harassing and intimidating opposition politicians, the government reiterated that the police and judiciary are independent institutions and accused the opposition of pulling “stunts to gain recognition and airtime in the international media.”

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Tax authority freezes accounts of Gasim’s Villa Shipping company

The move comes days after Gasim predicted that Villa’s accounts could be frozen ahead of Monday’s no-confidence vote against the speaker of parliament.

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High court rules against Gasim’s Villa in resort lease dispute

Gasim had predicted that the high court would rule against Villa. “It looks like a big wave is building, looks like they are going to freeze all the accounts of Villa Shipping company again,” he said Sunday night.

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Gasim urges MPs who switched sides to leave ruling party

The return of lawmakers from the Jumhooree Party and opposition Maldivian Democratic Party who switched to the ruling party will “automatically” solve the problems facing the Maldives, JP leader Gasim Ibrahim said.

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Villa takes government to court over airport seizure

A civil court judge has granted a stay on the seizure of a domestic airport leased to Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim’s Villa Group.

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Government takes over Gasim’s Villa airport

The moves against the Gasim’s business interests come after the Jumhooree Party leader threw his weight behind former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and formed a new alliance with the 79-year-old’s faction of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives.

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Concern over investor confidence after appeals court approves seizure of Villa properties

The high court has ruled the government’s seizure of two lagoons leased to Gasim Ibrahim’s Villa Group lawful in a verdict that critics claim was politically motivated and would affect investor confidence in the Maldives.

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