American Ambassador to the Maldives Alaina B Teplitz has met with senior officials of the opposition Progressive Congress coalition today.
Interim Vice President of People’s National Congress Mohammed Saeed and PPM’s MP Ahmed Shiyam met with the ambassador to share their grievances regarding former President Yameen’s detention.
The former President was detained at the request of the prosecutors in the preliminary hearing of the money laundering case against him. The Criminal Court granted the request and he was detained on the same day.
After almost a month the High Court of the Maldives held an appeal hearing on the detention order today. According to the lawyers of President Yameen, in the next hearing, the High Court will issue a verdict regarding the matter.
Many believe that the former President’s detention is politically motivated and the government plans to manipulate the outcome of the upcoming parliamentary elections.