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Kaashidhoo constituency member of Parliament Abdulla Jabir has submitted a motion to the parliament requesting the immediate release of the former President and sole opposition leader Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

                                                                                                               

MP Jabir’s motion to the parliament calling for the release of opposition leader President Yameen.

In his motion, Abdulla Jabir stated that the tourism dependent economy of the Maldives has been crippled due to the tourism sector coming to halt due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. He also called for the immediate release of the former President Abdulla Yameen and for the incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to consult with the opposition leader President Abdulla Yameen on means to recover from this economic depression.

The motion also urges President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to work with opposition leader President Yameen to procure aid from development partners such as China and Saudi Arabia. The veteran Parliamentarian submitted this motion just a day after the ruling party President and Speaker of the Parliament former President Mohamed Nasheed made subtle allegations that the former President Abdulla Yameen was being subjected to political persecution and should be given a fair trial.

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