Former Maldives President sentenced to 13 years Imprisonment

Male, Maldives, March 14: Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was convicted and sentenced to 13 years in prison under the anti-terrorism law. The verdict by a criminal court may trigger protests in the country.

Mohamed Nasheed, 47, is the first elected president of the country who was arrested on Feb 22 and was charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1990. He was accused of issuing an arrest order of a senior judge in 2012 during his tenure.

The leader had to quit his post as the president of the country in Feb 2012 after country-wide protests over the arrest of the judge Abdullah Mohamed on corruption charges.

The court termed that the detention of the judge was illegal. Now Nasheed may approach the High court challenging the verdict.

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