Colombo; The Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon addressed the international media yesterday in Sri Lanka on the trial and verdict passed by the Criminal Court on former President Mohamed Nasheed.
Speaking to reporters the Minister said that the trial was conducted in a free and fair manner and the trial was a testament to the ‚Äústrength of Maldivian democracy‚ÄĚ. ‚ÄúThe trial was conducted in accordance with the relevant laws and criminal procedures prevailing in the Maldives, [and] the former President was accorded all his Constitutional rights fully‚ÄĚ. She reiterated that ‚Äúno man is above the law‚Äô. The Maldives Delegation also clarified to the media that the former President would be treated with respect and dignity while in state custody.
The Foreign Minister was leading the Maldives Delegation which also included the Attorney General and the Minister of Tourism. The press conference was held in the High Commission of Maldives in Colombo.