Jailed ex-pres returns to UK after Sri Lanka visit

Convicted Former President Mohamed Nasheed has returned to the United Kingdom, where he lives under political asylum, after ending his visit to Sri Lanka.

An official of main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) confirmed that he departed for the UK late Thursday. Nasheed arrived in Sri Lanka last March where he met with the country’s top political figures and international diplomats for talks.

Former President Nasheed is currently facing a second terrorism charge over the arbitrary detention of incumbent President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom during the former’s regime in June 2010. However, his trial is at halt as Nasheed is not in the country.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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