Haven’t decided to go to Indian High Commission to free Yameen: Opposition

Former President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom | Photo: AFP

Malé, Maldives — A statement has been released by the PPM/PNC coalition stating that no decision has been taken to go to the Indian High Commission to free former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

This statement was released by the opposition to debunk the “false” news released by “Raajje.mv”. According to the news article, an online meeting was held between the leaders of the opposition where the decision was taken to reach out to the Indian High Commission in order to free Yameen.

In the statement, the coalition said that no such meeting was held, and that reaching out to the Indian High Commission was never mentioned between the opposition leaders.

The opposition also said that Yameen is in jail through a politically motivated trial and that Yameen is not someone who would betray the nation for his own self benefit.

Moreover, the opposition called out “Raajje.mv” to use journalism in the responsible and respectable way. And to stop the political work they are doing along with the government to bring down Yameen and the opposition.

Yameen was the 6th President of Maldives and ran his administration from 2013 through to 2018. In December 2019, Yameen was sentenced to five years in prison, along with a fine of USD 5 million by the Criminal Court after being found guilty for money laundering, which concerns the MVR 3.4 billion from Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) which was embezzled.