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New Maldives law strips ex-president of party membership
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' Parliament passed a law Monday that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed from politics.(3/30/2015 8:13:03 PM)
Maldives Parliament passes law stripping convicts, including ex-president, of party membership
The Maldives' Parliament has passed a law that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed from politics.(3/30/2015 9:58:27 AM)
The Maldives: Luxury Heaven Boycott Can Avert Human Rights Hell
When the first democratically elected President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in prison in mid-March, Richard Branson said on Twitter: Urge everyone worldwide who believes in freedom to boycott the Maldives until true democracy is restored. Mr. Ahmed Naseem who served as Foreign Minister under former President Nasheed concurs with Mr. Branson. Mr. Naseem's current ...(3/29/2015 11:10:23 PM)
Maldives jails ex-defense minister for 11 years
MALE, Maldives (AP) — A court in Maldives on Thursday sentenced a former defense minister to 11 years in prison for importing and possessing a firearm.(3/26/2015 5:22:11 PM)
Maldives ex-president will not appeal 13-year jail sentence
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Maldives' jailed ex-president will not appeal his 13-year sentence because the court has not released all documents from the first hearing to prepare a case, his lawyer said Wednesday.(3/25/2015 6:27:24 AM)
Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years
Former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on a terrorism charge after what rights groups said was a "flawed" trial, sparking international concern over the honeymoon islands. He was charged with corruption over the arrest three years ago but those charges were dropped last month.(3/14/2015 1:37:10 PM)
Maldives invites UN to observe ex-president's court appeal
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Maldives government on Tuesday invited the United Nations and other international organizations to observe the former president's appeal of his 13-year jail sentence for ordering a judge's arrest while in office.(3/24/2015 9:35:11 AM)
Maldives' ex-president convicted, calls for protests
MALE, Maldives (AP) — A former president of the Maldives called on his supporters to go out in the streets to protest his imprisonment after a quick and disputed trial that raised fears of more instability in the Indian Ocean nation.(3/14/2015 12:51:45 AM)
Maldives defends controversial jailing of ex-leader
The Maldives government on Sunday told its critics to respect a controversial decision to jail the honeymoon islands' first-ever democratically-elected president for 13 years amid a growing global backlash over the verdict. The US, European Union and regional power India have expressed concern over the jailing of Mohamed Nasheed on anti-terror charges for ordering the detention of a judge in ...(3/15/2015 3:24:05 AM)
Maldives' foreign minister defends trial of jailed ex-president
COLOMBO/MALE (Reuters) - The Maldives' Foreign Minister on Monday rejected international criticism of the trial of ex-President Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected leader, who was jailed for 13 years last week. The conviction has stirred renewed concern about political instability in the Indian Ocean archipelago. "The trial was conducted in accordance with the relevant ...(3/16/2015 9:52:21 AM)
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