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President Yameen's Court Case

Supreme Court Accepts Evidence Submitted by Yameen's Legal Team

The Supreme Court has decided to accept the new evidence submitted by former President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom's legal team at the on-going appeal of the 2019 Criminal Court verdict that sentenced the former president to five years in prison and imposed a USD$5 million fine.
The High Court had upheld the Criminal Court's verdict.

The new evidence submitted by the former president comprises of a video-recording of the former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, and an audio-recording of Muavviz Rasheed; the former Vice President of the Anti Corruption Commission; in addition to several documents.
The judges' panel had decided to accept the submitted evidence, yet had denied to accept the witnesses presented by the defendant's legal team. The witnesses comprised of two former parliamentarians.

The Supreme Court stated that the reason to deny the witnesses' testimony was that the defence had been given the opportunity to summon the same witnesses during the Criminal Court trial.