Former Home Minister Hassan Afeef said yesterday that he had asked the Maldives National Defence force (MNDF) to take action against Criminal Court's Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed upon receiving a request from the Police citing that he was a threat to national security.
Afeef made the statement after being summoned to Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) in relation to the detention of Judge Abdulla in Kaafu Atoll Girifushi for 22 days.
In a press conference afterwards, Afeef revealed that the Commission had asked numerous questions regarding the issue, but did not disclose further details to the media.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed and former Defence Minister Tholhath Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu had also been summoned to HRCM earlier pertaining to the unconstitutional arrest and subsequent detention of Judge Abdulla Mohamed.
Nasheed had stated that the action was taken against the Judge by the Defence Ministry, while Tholhath had claimed that Judge Abdulla had been isolated by MNDF following requests made by Home Minister Afeef and former Police Commissioner Ahmed Faseeh after the Judge was deemed as a national security.