Maldives court to decide whether to bail ex-president

February 23, 2015 11:08 AM

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MALI - A court in the Maldives will decide on Monday whether to grant bail to former president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed, a day after his surprise arrest on terrorism charges.

Hundreds of party activists took to the streets shouting anti-government slogans after Nasheed, the country’s first democratically elected president, was detained on Sunday. The Maldives is a major tourist attraction, but political unrest has dented its image as a peaceful island paradise in recent ...

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