Moosa misleading public over court’s ruling on Isthafa’s arrest, alleges High Court

The High Court has issued a statement regarding condemning comments made by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Parliamentary Group Leader and MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik, concerning its decision to order the release of former chief prison warden ‘Isthafa’ Ibrahim Mohamed Manik following his arrest in a torture inquiry.

The High Court accused Moosa of falsely stating that the court had ruled that Manik was innocent, in an attempt to mislead the public.

High Court said it had only ruled on a case filed in the court claiming that the court warrant issued by Maafushi Court, in Kaafu Atoll Maafushi, to extend Manik’s detention was unlawful.

‘’He was released by the court as there was no witness or evidence presented to the court that the court could weight in favor of keeping him in detention, and the court finds that the warrant issued by Maafushi court was against the Supreme Court’s procedures followed in such situations,” said the High Court.

The High Court also stated that the court wanted to make it clear to the public that the trial was not conducted to determine whether Manik was guilty of a crime or not, and asked for the public to respect its rulings.

Moosa made his remarks during a special rally held last night, where former opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) MP Abdulla Abdu-Raheem signed with the MDP.

Speaking at the rally, Moosa said the day that MDP won a majority in parliament would be a day “that members of the independent commission members and judiciary should bear in mind.”

The High Court bench, consisting five judges, was appointed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in March this year.

The five judges included the lawyer of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Abbas Shareef, former Juvenile Court Chief Judge Shuaib Hussein Zakariya, former Law Commission member Dr Azmiralda Zahir, Former Civil Court registrar Abdu Rauf Ibrahim, and Former Civil Court Chief Judge Ali Sameer.


One thought on “Moosa misleading public over court’s ruling on Isthafa’s arrest, alleges High Court”

  1. Moosa is opening threatening independent commissions and the judiciary. well no surprise there really. still, the public should know the difference between a person being tried at court for a crime, and court ruling to keep a person in detainment during the investigation of a crime. Moosa and MDP of course has at every point tried to undermine the Judiciary. Its given, that there are major, and i mean major problems with the judiciary, still it doesnt give reeko or anyone else to try and make fools out of people to gain political points.

    But we all do know, that this sudden interest in taking isthafa to court is all a smoke screen. To hide the shady deals going on in buying MPs. and not to mention the bad publicity generated frm MP Adhil's case going to court. If police really wanted to get to the bottom of the torture carried out, why not go after the officers that were involved. Many a times, there have been names mentioned. Why not go after them. Why not go after Umar Naseer? and many others who have been named by victims. Stop with the drama already reeko. your days of dumper songs are supposed to be over.


Comments are closed.