Supreme Court goes into recess

Supreme Court. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The Supreme Court went into recess on Tuesday evening, after making its decision in the money laundering conviction against former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

Supreme Court said it will be in recess until January 2 next year.

No hearings will be held at the court during recess, unless in circumstances declared under Article 7 (c) and (d) of Judicature Act and in circumstances where the Constitution or a law dictates for a matter to be decided within a certain time frame, said the court.

Though the court will not hold any hearings during the period, it will continue to accept petitions and conduct other administrative work without interruption.

The Supreme Court went into recess shortly after it issued its verdict in the appeal filed by Yameen over his money laundering conviction.

The three-member bench which heard the case - composed of Justice Mahaz Ali Zahir, Justice Dr. Azmiralda Zahir and Justice Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim – overturned the conviction against Yameen, freeing him after two years in prison.