Former Maldives President Nasheed jailed for 13 years
Male, Maldives, Mar 14(IBNS) former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court under the anti-terrorism laws.
Nasheed, arrested on February 22 for the detention of judge Abdullah Mohammed, was charged under the country's anti-terrorism act.
The sentence was pronounced late last night.
Nasheed was Maldive's first democratically elected president.
He resigned as Maldive's president in February 2012 following a mutiny by police and the army. This was followed by waves of protests against the arrest of judge Abdullah Mohammed on corruption charges.
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