Exiled MP Ahmed Mahloof’s father was freed by the criminal court after he was arrested while leading the opposition’s weekly prayer.
According to local media, Mohamed Hassaan was released Saturday with conditions, which remain unclear.
Ahead of his detention after the Friday prayer, Hassaan was summoned to the police headquarters on Thursday for questioning on charges of praying for harm against senior officials of the state.
Opposition supporters have been gathering outside Malé’s main mosque every week after Friday prayers since the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed in early 2015.
Yesterday my father was summoned to police, accused of praying for the end of President Yameen's dictatorship and today the Police have arrested him inside the Holy Mosque while praying. Sad, but I know he will be strong and won’t be intimidated so easily pic.twitter.com/9H8PSH7nPX
— 𝐀𝐡𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐟 (@AhmedMahloof) December 8, 2017