Legal Politics

Nasheed faces second terrorism charge over arresting Maldives pres

Former president Mohamed Nasheed gives the thumbs up sign. PHOTO/VNEWS

The state has pressed terrorism charges against convicted Former President Mohamed Nasheed for the arbitrary detention of incumbent President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom during the former’s regime.

Nasheed had detained President Yameen in a bungalow in Kaafu atoll Aarah island in July 2010. According to the president, he had not been allowed to go farther than 100 feet from the bungalow which was under military security nor permitted to do anything without permission.

The first hearing of Nasheed’s new trial is scheduled for Wednesday. However, it seems unlikely that the hearing will be held as criminal trials cannot proceed in the absence of the defendant. Nasheed is currently in Sri Lanka and has been living in the United Kingdom under political asylum for over a year.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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