Criminal Court has scheduled a hearing of detained Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon’s terrorism trial for Sunday.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Criminal Court.
Faris was charged with terrorism on allegations of illegally attempting to overthrow the government.
The first hearing on the case was held on April 30. At the end of the hearing Faris was given two days to appoint a lawyer.
Faris had also expressed concern over the conditions at Maafushi Prison. While he is not yet convicted of any crime, he is being denied the rights given to those that are convicted and serving prison sentences.
Terrorism charges were pressed against many after the Supreme Court order on February 1. These include two of the five judges of Supreme Court that issued the verdict, former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, former Commissioner of Police Ahmed Arif, Kinbidhoo MP Abdulla Riyaz, South Machchangoalhi MP Abdulla Sinan, Dhangethi MP Ilham Ahmed, and Gayoom’s son-in-law Mohamed Nadheem.