Maldives Leader Asks Respect for Court Order

March 14, 2015 7:00 PM

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The president of the Maldives is urging the international community to respect the court verdict that sentenced his political opponent to 13 years in prison amid wide international criticism that the trial was flawed.

President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in a statement Saturday called on "international partners to engage constructively, based on mutual respect and dialogue."

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