Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13-year imprisonment [ Current Affairs ]

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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.

  1. On 22 February 2015, Mohamed Nasheed was arrested for same charges after court had issued warrant to stop him fleeing the country.
  2. The case against Nasheed was based on the investigation report of the Human Rights Commission of Maldives into kidnapping of the Judge.
  3. 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.
  4. Nasheed is Maldives first democratically elected President. He had joined from 2008 to 2012.
  5. 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