Maldives ex-president's trial was flawed: U.N. rights chief

March 18, 2015 2:20 PM

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Maldives ex-president's trial was flawed: U.N. rights chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - The jailing of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed for 13 years last week followed a trial marked by "flagrant irregularities," the U.N. high commissioner for human rights said on Wednesday.

Nasheed, ousted in 2012 in what his supporters say was a coup, was found guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest earlier that year of a judge, in a case that raised fears of further political instability in the Indian Ocean state.

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