Maldives’ ex-president Nasheed sentenced to 13 years in prison

March 14, 2015 11:12 PM

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MALE/COLOMBO: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a judge when he was in power in 2012.

The verdict is the latest chapter in three turbulent years in which Nasheed, the Indian Ocean archipelago’s first democratically elected leader, was ousted in disputed circumstances, then narrowly defeated in a controversial election, and then, last month, cleared over the incident for which he has ...

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