South Galolhu MP Ahmed Mahloof has been given a 13-day remand period on Saturday.
Mahloof was given a 13-day remand period when he was taken to Court on Saturday night.
Mahloof was arrested during the opposition rally held on February 22. He was previously arrested on February 16 while inside Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s main office.
Mahloof’s latest arrest was declared as one carried out under the State of Emergency. He has since been in police custody.
Due to the excessive number of arrests by police, the jail had reportedly become crowded.
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son-in-law Mohamed Nadheem were among the first arrested under the State of Emergency. Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed Mohamed were also arrested on the same night, while they were inside the Supreme Court. Military officers forced their way into the Supreme Court in order to arrest the duo.
Police also arrested many parliament members, senior members of MDP, Jumhooree Party leader Qasim Ibrahim’s son Ibrahim Siyad Qasim, and many activists of the opposition parties.
According to lawyers who visit Dhoonidhoo Prison, the place is at capacity with the spike in arrests by police.