A Judiciary Media Unit official said the hearing was cancelled after the two defendants did not receive their summoning chit to the Criminal Court.
General Didi’s lawyer raised question as to whether the state had proven to the court the innocence of Judge Abdulla Mohamed, to which article 81 of the penal code referred to.
Using a “crude economic measure” called the ‘misery index’, the Maldives came 22nd out of 197 nations reviewed, placing between Iran and the Gaza Strip.
The repeated demand comes a day after the High Court overturned a Civil Court order backing the government’s previous order that the land be handed over.
“I have heard from numerous sources that the current composition of the JSC is inadequate and politicised,” UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Gabriela Knaul has said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said Nasheed’s exit from the Indian High Commission was not the result of a negotiations with a high-level Indian delegation.
“The police lost credibility among the public the day they came out on the streets, toppled an elected democratic government and brutalised the people they were supposed to defend and uphold,” said committee member MP Ahmed Easa.
The High Court has invalidated a Civil Court ruling ordering Male’ City Council (MCC) to hand over the MDP’s protest site to the government.
“Some journalists are not doing their work professionally in the Maldives. The biggest problem is that they do not have much education or training [in journalism] and because of that they write anything”: Maldives Broadcast Commission Vice President Mohamed Shahyb.