Maldives Court Overturns Ex-President Abdulla Yameen's Prison Sentence, Orders Retrial

(MENAFN- Live Mint) "A court in the Maldives on Thursday threw out former President Abdulla Yameen's 11-year prison sentence on money laundering and bribery charges and ordered a retrial development comes two days ahead of parliamentary elections in this Indian Ocean archipelago nation, known as an exclusive tourist destination ruling, which was broadcast on the court's YouTube channel, is seen as a potential boost to President Mohamed Muizzu's party, which is seeking to secure a majority in the 87-member Parliament Read | Axis My India MD Pradeep Gupta says BJP-led NDA will face challenge in 13 statesThe High Court ruled on Yameen's appeal and said in its decision on Thursday that his 2022 trial before the Criminal Court was unfair and released him lower court had convicted Yameen two years ago of accepting money for leasing an island owned by the government, which he was accused of having done during his 2013-2018 term in office Read | Wipro Q4 results preview: IT major may see muted earnings; here's what to expectLast October, Yameen was transferred from prison to house arrest after Muizzu won the Maldives' presidential election. Yameen and Muizzu have long been political allies date has been scheduled for the retrial.


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