The Criminal Court has extended the detention of MDP MP for Maradhoo Hassan Adil a second time following his arrest for allegations of child abuse on April 4.
The Court extended Adil’s detention by 15 days for the second time, after police and the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) launched a joint investigation into the case.
Adil was formerly a member of the opposition-aligned Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP), before jumping to the ruling MDP in September last year.
MDP Chairperson Mariya Ahmed Didi has previously told Minivan News that if Adhil was found guilty “then of course the party should [take action]. The party does not condone such acts. But we should only speculate after the court has come to a verdict.”