Judges who overturned Feb 1st Supreme Court ruling to be investigated

A disciplinary case against the three Supreme Court justices who overturned the controversial Supreme Court order issued on February 1st, 2018 has been filed at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

The landmark ruling ordered the release of nine political detainees and re-instated twelve lawmakers who had earlier lost their parliament seats.

However, the two judges who signed the order, then Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Justce Ali Hameed were subsequently arrested, after which the remaining judges of the Supreme Court nullified the ruling.

While a complaint has been filed against the three judges - current Chief Justice Ahmed Abdulla Didi, Judge Abdulla Areef, Judge Adam Mohamed - it is unknown who filed the case at the commission.

The three Supreme Court judges made the decision nullify the February 1st ruling following a case filed by then president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom. The former government did not follow the February 1st ruling, stating that the ruling was unconstitutional.

The JSC is currently investigating a case filed against Supreme Court Judge Abdulla Didi by former president Mohamed Nasheed. Judge Didi was suspended by the commission last week, however, the Supreme Court has issued stay order on his suspension.