Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13-year imprisonment [ Current Affairs ]
Mohamed Nasheed (Former Maldivian President) was arrested for 13-year imprisonment by country’s criminal court under the anti-terrorism laws. Mohamed Nasheed was charged under the island nation’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 1990 for his order to arrest a Criminal Court judge Abdulla Mohamed in 2012 but Nasheed has denied ordering the arrest.
- On 22 February 2015, Mohamed Nasheed was arrested for same charges after court had issued warrant to stop him fleeing the country.
- The case against Nasheed was based on the investigation report of the Human Rights Commission of Maldives into kidnapping of the Judge.
- But his supporters said the charges are aimed at eliminating him as a challenger against incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in the 2018 presidential election.
- Nasheed is Maldives first democratically elected President. He had joined from 2008 to 2012.
- IN 2012, Nasheed had resigned after a mutiny by police had weeks of protests over the arrest of Judge Abdullah Mohamed on corruption charges.
- Published on: March 17, 2015