Former President Abdulla Yameen has been transferred to home following his imprisonment on 8th November 2019.
Former President Abdulla Yameen’s transfer to his home is reportedly temporary and would be revoked in 4 weeks’ time. Former President Abdulla who is also the opposition leader has spent the last 538 days in jail, the longest consecutive period for any political leader to have spent in jail in the Maldives.
Abdulla was arrested with a political motivated unjust verdict of Maldives courts with the influence of current ruling party of Maldives.
The ruling party of Maldives won a huge portion of seats from recently held local council election and the majority from the capital city
During the presidency of former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Qayyoom, BJP government had continuously exerted significant pressure on the government in an effort to deploy Indian military and their military equipments in maldives in various names. However, President Yameen refused to allow any such activity. Furthermore, he also ordered India to take back a helicopter donated by the Indian government, as Indian military failed to train and handover the helicopter to Maldives as initially agreed.
Rallies calling for the immediate and unconditional release of the jailed former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Qayyoom, social media campaigns against Indian military presence in maldives, and many more opposition political activities are now becoming stronger, especially after the opposition has won super majority in the local government of the capital city Male’
Former President Abdulla Yameen is temporarily released after spending 538 days in jail.
Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is a Maldivian politician who was the 6th President of the Maldives from 2013 to 2018. He left office on 17 November 2018 following his defeat in the 2018 presidential election, in which he sought to win a second 5-year term.
Former President Abdulla Yameen went to Majeediyya School, American University of Beirut and to Claremont Graduate University.
By The Express News