MP Imthiyaz Fahmy charged with contempt of court under expired regulation

Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MP Imthiyaz ‘Inthi’ Fahmy is being tried for contempt of court under a regulation that expired in 2011, the MP’s lawyer Masthoor Husny has said during a Criminal Court hearing today.

The Prosecutor General’s Office is charging Fahmy for comments criticizing the Supreme Court during a Raajje TV program called “Fala Suruhee” (Headlines).

Police have asked the PG to try MDP MPs Alhan Fahmy, Mohamed ‘Bonda’ Rasheed, Ali Waheed and ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik on the same charges.

Husny cited Article 19 and 59 of the Constitution ratified in 2008 which states that a citizen is free to engage in any conduct or activity that is not expressly prohibited by Islamic Shariah or by law and states that no person shall be found guilty of any act or omission.

The regulation criminalising contempt of court was to expire with the ratification of the new constitution.

But the People’s Majlis voted at the time to extend the validity of several regulations until the government is able to submit new laws that are streamlined under the new constitution.

However, in 2011, when the regulations were up for yearly review, the Majlis failed to extend the validity of the regulation criminalising contempt of court.

The hearing was adjourned today when the state prosecutor requested more time to review the matter.

Meanwhile, MP Hamid Abdul Ghafoor has returned home after four weeks of refuge inside the People’s Majlis to evade Criminal Court summons issued in violation of the Parliamentary Privileges and Powers Act.

The Criminal Court then sentenced Hamid to six months in jail in absentia for disobedience to order.

The MDP had pledged to ‘clean the judiciary’ following a series of sex tapes in which Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed appears to be having sex with several foreign women in a Colombo hotel room.

The MDP has also condemned a series of controversial Supreme Court rulings annulling the first round of presidential elections held on September 7 and the stripping of parliamentary seats of MDP MP Ali Azim and MDP aligned DRP’s Mohamed Nashiz.


5 thoughts on “MP Imthiyaz Fahmy charged with contempt of court under expired regulation”

  1. First step is to clean the corrupt judiciary first. I bet Yameen cannot cos without their help he had no chance.
    Yameen is walking with his tail between his legs. HAHA

  2. @JudgesA

    Step 1 is stability for any country.

    Nasheed GENUINELY wanted to clean up the judiciary. He arrested a judge and you know what happened.

    You have learned nothing from recent history! Only a dumb idiot will try to flex muscles and take a bull by the horn…. hope you got it.


  3. This is how Imithiyaz and bios lawyer translate the law.

    Nasheed and his allies always translate the laws in favor of them and anything else is void.

    Imthiyaz has clearly violated our constitution in many occasion and he can not walkout as a freeman if proper justice is served.

    Nasheed is another criminal and he must be made responsible for what he had done during his term as the President .

    Rule of law does not only applicable to laymen and it also applies to ex- president also.

  4. Hero if you really worship Gasim and your HERO is ali hameed,we have nothing more to say.Canary gey buhlhabey aa hedhi noon nama maumoo kiyaa iru thibeynee jaluga.Gaaree thaufeeq handhaan kohlaige and be a true Hero bro


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