A Criminal Court hearing concerning allegations of sexual abuse committed by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MP Hassan Adil was reportedly postponed today after the presiding judge fell ill.
Adil, who faces charges relating to the alleged sexual abuse of a female minor, was scheduled to stand before the court this morning at 10am before the hearing was cancelled over a judge’s illness, according to newspaper Haveeru. The report did not specify when the trial may be re-held.
Adil was first taken into custody on April 4 and was released to house arrest after being kept for 15 days in pre-trial detention. He remains in house arrest after the Criminal Court last month extended the period of his detention.
The MP was a former member of the Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP) who moved to the MDP after claiming that his constituents wished him to do so.