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Former Maldives President Nasheed jailed for 13 years

Former Maldives President Nasheed jailed for 13 years

India Blooms News Service | | 14 Mar 2015, 10:14 am
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.