Criminal Court sentences man to over a month for desecrating mosque

Hassan Ziyad, M. Shadyhome arrested for desecrating mosques | Photo: Social Media

Malé, Maldives – The Criminal Court of Maldives have sentenced man to 1 month and 19 days for desecrating mosque in capital city Malé.

The Criminal Court denied request to change the sentence to a fine since his offences are against Islam and the nation.

Hassan Ziyad, M. Shadyhome has urinated at various landmarks in the capital city of Maldives including inside the Islamic Centre, Friday Mosque, Republic Square and in front of the President’s Office.

Ziyad desecrated the Islamic Centre during congregational prayers.

Charges against Ziyad were submitted at the Criminal Court on 16 November 2021 for disorderly conduct.