President Nasheed’s Legal Team Urges to Ensure a Fair Judicial Process

President Moahmed Nasheed’s legal team urges courts to allow all opportunity for due process to President Nasheed as per the Constitution and to act independently despite attempts by the Executive to influence the judicial process. The High Court previously served summons to President Nasheed to appear in Court on February 4 and on Wednesday issued… Read more

President Nasheed Expresses Concerns Over Supreme Court Case on Hulhumale’ Court

President Nasheed has expressed deep concern that Mr Justice Adam Mohamed did not remove himself from sitting on the recent Supreme Court case to decide the legality of Hulhumale’ Court. Mr Justice Adam Mohamed is the President of the Judicial Services Commission and was the appellant in the Supreme Court case. The Supreme Court ruled… Read more

The Office of President Mohamed Nasheed Expresses Regret Over the Decisions of the Supreme Court on the Case Challenging the Legality of the Hulhumale’ Court

The Office of President Mohamed Nasheed expresses regret over the decision of the Supreme Court not to allow the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to be a party to the litigation which may affect the chances of the Party competing in 2013 elections. “We understand no reasons were given by the Supreme Court as to the… Read more

President Nasheed welcomes Ms. Kirsty Brimelow QC to his legal team

President Mohamed Nasheed welcomes Ms. Kirsty Brimelow QC who has offered her services to the legal team. Prominent members of the English bar, Sir Ivan Lawrence QC and Mr. Ali Mohamed Azhar have also been working with Mr. Hassan Latheef (Uz) and Ms. Hisaan Hussein (Uza), Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Afeef (Uz) and Mr. Abdullah Shaair… Read more

President Nasheed’s Legal Team Barred From Respresenting Him

On 14th October 2012 President Nasheed’s legal team received a letter from Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court stating that two members of the team, Mr. Hassan Latheef and Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Afeef, have been barred from representing President Nasheed in court. Mr. Hassan Latheef was debarred as Nasheed’s lawyer as he is “one of the witnesses submitted… Read more

Press Statement on President Nasheed’s Trial

In relation to the case against President Nasheed, charged under Article 81 of the Penal Code, which was sent to the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court by the Prosecutor General: 1. Article 141 (a) of the Constitution of the Maldives states that the judicial power is vested in the Supreme Court, High Court and lower courts established… Read more