PG drops terror charges against Saeed, Sinan and Ilham

Prosecutor General's Office have withdrawn terror charges against former Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, Macchangolhi South MP Ahmed Sinan and Dhangethi MP Ilham Ahmed.

The three men were charged with terrorism on allegations of conspiring a coup, following the happenings of the 1st of February 2018, where an extra-ordinary order was issued by the Supreme Court to release several political prisoners.

Saeed, Sinan and Ilham were informed by the PG Office last week that they have decided not to move forward with the charges of terrorism against them. The case has been sent back to the police, said PG.

While the terror charges against Abdulla Saeed has been dropped, a bribery charge against him was also withdrawn recently. However, he was convicted and sentenced on charges of obstruction to justice, and misusing official position of authority. He was also convicted for shutting down the Government E-letter Management System (GEMS). He was sentenced to over three years in jail.

While the cases of all three individuals have been sent back to the Police, the PG Office has also withdrawn terror charges against former commissioners of Police Abdulla Riyaz and Ahmed Areef, as well as former president Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom, his son, Faris Maumoon and son-in-law Mohamed Nadeem.