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Murdered Maldivian blogger's father seeks India's help

 "I want India to press the Maldives government to make my son`s murder case investigation go for a fair trial," Hussain Rasheed.

Maldives quits Commonwealth, terms it 'difficult' but 'inevitable' decision

The Maldives on Thursday pulled out of the Commonwealth calling as "unjust" the grouping's decision to penalise the island nation over the circumstances that led to then President Mohamed Nasheed's ouster in 2012 and the lack of subsequent progress in resolving the political unrest.

Maldives issues arrest warrant for ex-president Nasheed

The Maldives government said on Wednesday it was seeking the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed for failing to return to the archipelago to complete a prison sentence after receiving medical treatment in Britain.

Maldives jails ex-VP for plotting to kill president

Maldives jails ex-VP for plotting to kill president

Former Maldives deputy leader Ahmed Adeeb has been jailed for 15 years for plotting to assassinate the president, the latest in a string of prosecutions of senior politicians and opposition figures in the troubled island nation.

Former Maldives VP Ahmed Adeeb gets 10 years on terrorism charge

Adeeb still faces charges of trying to assassinate Gayoom when an explosion hit his presidential speedboat last year. 

UK grants asylum to Maldives' ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

UK grants asylum to Maldives' ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

A prominent human rights campaigner and Maldives' first democratically elected president, 49-year-old Nasheed had been allowed to go to Britain in January for the for spinal cord surgery following a deal brokered by Sri Lanka, India and the UK.

US concerned over Maldives' lack of legitimate political space

The US has expressed concern over "narrowing of legitimate political space" in Maldives, saying too many opposition politicians still remain behind bars due to the government's "intolerance" for criticism.

US Senate asks Maldives to rectify 'injustice' to Nasheed

The US Senate has unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the Maldives to rectify the "injustice" meted out to its former president Mohamed Nasheed and all other "political prisoners".

Maldives opposition leader jailed for 12 years for role in protests

Maldives opposition leader jailed for 12 years for role in protests

A Maldives court has sentenced an Islamist opposition leader to 12 years in jail, convicting him on terrorism charges related to a speech that protested the imprisonment of the islands` first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed.

Jailed Maldives ex-leader leaves for surgery in Britain

Jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed left for Britain Thursday following a stop over in Sri Lanka after the honeymoon islands`government granted him prison leave for urgent surgery.

Jailed Maldives ex-president thanks world leaders for medical release

Jailed Maldives ex-president thanks world leaders for medical release

Jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday thanked the world leaders who helped secure his release for urgent surgery in Britain, after being granted temporary leave from his prison cell.

Maldives police break up opposition protest for a 2nd day

The party is demanding the release from jail of former President Mohamed Nasheed, ex-Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim and opposition leader Sheik Imran Abdulla, as well as the end of court actions against 1,700 political activists.

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.

Maldives arrests two over blast on president's boat

Maldivian authorities arrested two security personnel on Tuesday over an explosion aboard his boat that officials suspect was an assassination attempt, a minister said today.

Maldives boycott threatened after UN Nasheed ruling

Lawyers for former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on on Monday said they would not rule out pushing for a travel boycott to the tropical archipelago after the UN ruled his ongoing detention illegal.