A case against former President Mohamed Nasheed's Political Advisor Ibrahim 'Ibra' Ismail has been forwarded to the Prosecutor General's (PG) Office Thursday on charges of contempt of court.
Police media official revealed that the charges against Ibra had been brought as a result of remarks regarding Judges during a speech delivered in Kaafu Atoll Thulusdhoo at the then ruling Maldivian Democratic Party rally on September 2, 2010.
The case had been forwarded to the Police by the Judicial Administration Department.
During the rally in Thulusdhoo, Ibra had alleged that the Judges had been delivering verdicts as they pleased and they can only be reined in by the people.
“Maumoon was removed from office by the people taking to the streets. The Judges can also be leashed by a similar effort,” Ibra had said.
Ibra at the rally had further alleged that the MPs of the then opposition were “twisting the arm of the Judges” to quash the cases against them.
Since then Ibra had continued to attack and criticize the Judiciary during the various rallies of MDP. To that end, on one occasion he had made reference to the Supreme Court bench as comprising of “seven idiots.”
On that comment, the Supreme Court had also requested the PG’s office to take action against Ibra.