The Supreme Court said today that a decision on former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s bail request will be issued on Monday.
On September 12, the former president’s legal team filed two applications before the Supreme Court, one for Yameen’s release on bail and another for a stay of execution awaiting an appeal of his Criminal Court conviction.
At today’s hearing, Supreme Court Justice Mahaz Ali Zahir, who presided over the proceedings, announced that the appeals will be heard on October 4.
In addition, he indicated that the defense would be given the opportunity to file appeals and evaluate additional material that has been asked to be admitted.
The Supreme Court case is being considered by a three-judge panel comprised of Justice Mahaz, Justice Azmiralda Zahir, and Justice Mohamed Ibrahim.
On November 28, 2019, Yameen was found guilty of laundering USD 1 million from the sale of GA. Vodamula by the Criminal Court. He swiftly filed an appeal with the High Court, which upheld the original sentence on January 21, 2021.
The country’s top court decided in August to consider the former president’s appeal of his five-year jail term and a USD 5 million fine, which he submitted in April.