Maldives jail Islamist leader for 12 years on terror charge

A court in the Maldives on Tuesday sentenced the leader of the country's main Islamist party to 12 years in jail after convicting him on a terrorism charge.

Maldives opposition set to regroup for 2nd night of protests

The Maldives' opposition on Saturday vowed to regroup for a second night of demonstrations hours after police broke up a planned 72-hour protest demanding the release of the country's ex-president and other political leaders.

Opposition press Maldives to honour deal on dissidents

The main opposition in the Maldives Saturday demanded the immediate release of their leader and former president Mohamed Nasheed, a day after the government announced the unusual step of appealing his controversial conviction.

Malidives govt holds political dialogue, MDP not part of talks

 The Maldivian government has started a dialogue with the Jumhooree Party while the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party which had set pre-conditions for talks was not part of the negotiations to resolve the impasse over the imprisonment of ex-president Mohammed Nasheed.

Mass arrests at Maldives demo over ex-leader`s jailing

 Police in the Maldives said Saturday they had made nearly 200 arrests during clashes at a protest over the jailing of former president Mohamed Nasheed, after the UN`s top rights body denounced his trial as unfair.

Mass arrests in Maldives after `free-Nasheed` protests

 Maldivian authorities have carried out mass arrests, including of opposition politicians, following a large anti-government protest demanding the release of jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed, officials and activists said Saturday.

Maldives court throws out Nasheed's appeal; MDP vows protests

 The Maldives High Court on Sunday dismissed former president Mohamed Nasheed`s appeal against his February 22 arrest order even as the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) declared it will launch a nationwide civil disobedience campaign to secure his freedom.

Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years

Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years

 Former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being convicted of a terrorism charge, a ruling likely to fuel further unrest in the honeymoon islands.

Lawyers for Maldives ex-leader quit over 'biased' trial

Lawyers for former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed have quit in protest against what they call a biased trial aimed at destroying his political career, the party said Tuesday.

 

Maldives Opposition to protest until ex-leader freed

An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives said her party will press on with street protests until the government frees a former president and current opposition leader.

Maldives opposition resolves to continue protests

An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives on Saturday said her party has resolved to continue protests in the streets and in parliament until the government frees a former president and current opposition leader from police detention.

'Ripped shirt, broken arm': Maldives ex-prez Mohamed Nasheed dragged into courtroom

'Ripped shirt, broken arm': Maldives ex-prez Mohamed Nasheed dragged into courtroom

Even as scores of his supporters protested against his sudden arrest, Maldives ex-President Mohamed Nasheed was at the receiving end of police manhandling ahead of his hearing as he was dealt with harshly and dragged into the courtroom.

Maldives court to decide whether to bail ex-president

 A court in the Maldives will decide Monday whether to grant bail to former president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed, a day after his surprise arrest on terrorism charges.

Maldives witnesses protests, clashes after the arrest of Mohamed Nasheed

Maldives witnesses protests, clashes after the arrest of Mohamed Nasheed

In what may send the country of Maldives in yet another phase of political uncertainty, supporters of former president Mohamed Nasheed clashed with the police after he was arrested on terrorism charges on Sunday.

Opposition concedes defeat in Maldives vote

The main opposition party in the Maldives Tuesday accused authorities of undermining the latest parliamentary elections, but conceded defeat after a bitterly-fought campaign.

236 candidates file nominations for Maldives parliamentary polls

A total of 236 candidates have so far filed nominations for the March 22 elections to Maldives` 85-seat parliament, media reported Tuesday citing the Elections Commission of the archipelago nation.

India failed Maldives: MDP leader

Hamid Abdul Qafoor, the international spokesperson of Maldivian Democratic Party, in conversation with Namta Gupta.

20 held for showing ballot slip in Maldives

More than 20 people were arrested Saturday in the Maldives for showing their ballot slips after casting their vote in the presidential run-off, a media report said.

Maldives election results Sunday

Maldives Elections Commissioner Fuad Thoufeek has said the final results of the presidential run-off will be announced Sunday, a media report said.

Election under Waheed will not be legitimate: Nasheed

Former Maldivian president Mohammed Nasheed on Sunday said it would be "unlawful" to take part in an election held under President Mohamed Waheed if he chooses to stay beyond his term which ends tonight.