High Court throws out Nazim’s search warrant appeal

The High Court today declined to rule on an appeal lodged by former Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim requesting the appellate court overturn a Criminal Court issued search warrant.

The police used the warrant to raid Nazim’s apartment in the early hours of January 18, and announced they had discovered a pistol and bullets in a bedside drawer.

Nazim was subsequently accused of plotting to overthrow the government and plans to harm senior government officials. The police arrested him on February 10.

The High Court today said a ruling on the search warrant at this time might effect an ongoing criminal trial against Nazim over illegal weapons possession, but said Nazim’s legal team could appeal the warrant at the Criminal Court.

The former defense minister has claimed the weapons were planted in order to frame him.

At the first hearing of Nazim’s criminal trial yesterday, state prosecutors accused the former defense minister of conspiring with the Villa Group – owned by opposition Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim – to harm senior state officials.


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  1. based on different disturbing news filtering out of the Maldives, it seems very clear that there is breakdown of administraton in all branches of the Govt and people have lost their confidence in its legitimacy. The current President who ascended to power by hook or crook, is misusing different organs and agencies of the State like the Judiciary and the Police to settle old personal and partisan scores with his opponents and not listening to the will of people who want him out right away. So it is high time the international community took serious note of the deteriorating situation in this country and intervened effectively and promptly to restore calm and sense of normaility.


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