Maldives' ex-president sentenced to 13 years in prison after disputed trial

March 13, 2015 7:16 PM

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Maldives' ex-president sentenced to 13 years in prison after disputed trial

FILE- In this Nov. 10, 2013 file photo, former Maldives President and the then presidential candidate, Mohamed Nasheed, speaks to the media in Male, Maldives. Nasheed was convicted and sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday, March 13, 2015, after a quick and disputed trial for allegedly ordering a senior judge arrested while in office. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File) (The Associated Press)

MALE, Maldives – A former president of the Maldives was convicted and sentenced to 13 years in prison after a quick and disputed trial for allegedly ordering a senior judge arrested while in office.

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