Saud: Judiciary showing signs of reform

Maldivian judiciary is showing signs of reform, says deposed Vilingili MP Saud Hussain.

Speaking at the press conference held at M. Kunooz on Monday night by the seven deposed parliamentarians, Saud said other institutions needs to undergo reform like the Maldivian judiciary.

“We are seeing signs of reform within the judiciary. I saw suspension on three attorneys lifted today. So, this is a sign of improvement,” said Saud.

Saud noted the parliament was one of the branches of the State. And that Supreme Court needed to provide a clear-cut solution to seven parliamentarians being deposed.

“The nation is falling into a huge hole. So, please work harder than before to save the nation. We, the allied political parties appeal to the Supreme Court for an immediate solution to our problem,” said Saud.

The deposed parliamentarians also criticized claims by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) that the opposition coalition was attempting to stage a coup to overthrow the current administration through the parliament.

They said removing a leader engaged in illegal activities from power was not illegal. They said the opposition parliamentarians were performing their legal duty.