President Yameen's lawyers request to delay hearing

Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. (File Photo/Sun/Ahmed Awshan Ilyas)

President Yameen's lawyers have requested the sentencing hearing set for today to be delayed.

The much anticipated hearing is scheduled for 13:30 today.

President Yameen's lawyers Hassan Shah stated that his team had requested the delay due to issues regarding the panel of judges presiding over the case in the Criminal Court which has now been submitted to the Supreme Court. The request was to delay the hearing until the Supreme Court issued a verdict in the matter.