The Noth-Maafannu constituncy lawmaker Imthiyaz Fahmy in a recent statement notes the Maldivian judiciary does not allow posting bail for convicts.

The lawmaker's retort comes as a jab at former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who recently claimed the right to bail should be provided without any ground for discrimination.

Furthermore, the lawmaker questioned whether bail has been granted for any convicts so far in the country's judicial system.

The former president raised the concern of granting bail without any discrimination through his lawyer, the former vice president Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed via message.

"What kind of justice is it when nothing is done regarding bail while a month and a half has elapsed," the former president bemoaned.

Following the debacle, prominent lawyer Ahmed Muizz tweeted regarding the bail of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son the former Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon.

The politicians were released on bail until a decision was arrived at High Court.

On the other hand, another prominent lawyer, Nazim Sattar, brother to former president and current parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed asserted criminals did not receive bail without any discrimination.

The former head of state, Yameen Abdul Gayoom was found guilty of money laundry. Maldives Criminal Court found him guilty of his charges and sentenced him to five years in jail with a fine of USD 5 million.