BREAKING: High Court upholds President Yameen’s prison sentence

Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom at court, hearing the verdict for Yameen's 5 year jail sentence

Male’, Maldives – The Maldives High Court has upheld the 5 year jail sentence handed to Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom by the Maldivian Criminal Court.

Yameen has currently served more than 400 days of his 5 year money laundering sentence after USD 1 million was found to have been transferred to his account under suspicions circumstances.

He was sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined USD 5 million earlier in November 2019.

After he appealed this sentence at the High Court, highlighting a total of 75 points at the sentencing today, 2 of the 3 judges delivering the verdict supported Criminal Court’s decision.

Chief Judge at today’s hearing was Judge Hussain Mazeed, who was joined by Judge Hussain Shaheedh and Judge Mohamed Niyaz.