Maldives Supreme Courtroom bars Yameen from race

Maldives SC bars Yameen from race My News Bangladesh

The Maldives Supreme Courtroom yesterday confirmed that jailed former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is barred for the nation’s September presidential election.

The ruling is one other setback for the Progressive Celebration of Maldives (PPM), which declared Yameen its candidate earlier than his December conviction for corruption and cash laundering over kickbacks from a personal firm whereas he was president.

The social gathering final week challenged the EC’s block on his candidacy as a result of he’s serving an 11-year jail sentence, arguing the fee had misinterpreted the constitutional stipulations for presidential candidates.

The fee’s choice “that Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is ineligible… below article 109 is the right choice,” Justice Husnu Al Suood dominated.

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