Politics

Ex-President Nasheed returns to Maldives

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has returned to the Maldives after more than two years and nine months in exile.

Nasheed and his spouse, Laila Ali Abdulla arrived in the Maldives on A SriLankan Airlines flights at 2:45 pm this Thursday. They were joined by opposition activists living in exile in Sri Lanka.

13-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE

Nasheed was found guilty of illegal detention of Judge Abdulla Mohamed, former Chief Judge of Criminal Court, and sentenced to 13 years in prison in March 2015.

10 months into his prison sentence, Nasheed obtained permission from the State and travelled to the UK for a surgery in January 2016.

He refused to return back to prison in the Maldives and obtained political asylum from the UK. He had been living in exile in the UK and neighbouring Sri Lanka since.

To be updated…

Source URL: Sun.mv

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