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.

Amal Clooney to visit jailed ex-leader of Maldives

London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will soon visit Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives whose incarceration has sparked widespread international condemnation, his office said today.

UN rights chief urges Maldives to release former president
UN rights chief urges Maldives to release former president

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra`ad Al-Hussein has called on the government of the Maldives to release former president Mohamed Nasheed, whose re-arrest on Sunday constituted "a serious set-back", a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Maldives ex-president Nasheed back in jail: Party
Maldives ex-president Nasheed back in jail: Party

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been thrown back in jail a month after his 13-year prison sentence was commuted to house arrest, his party said Monday.

Maldives president slams foreign `meddling` in island affairs

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has lashed out at perceived foreign interference in the honeymoon island`s affairs, following Western pressure over the controversial conviction of former president Mohamed Nasheed for terrorism.

Ex-Maldives leader Mohamed Nasheed`s 13-year term commuted to house arrest

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has had his 13-year prison sentence commuted to a term under house arrest, his international lawyer Jared Genser said Friday.

US Senators ask govt to work to restore democracy in Maldives

 Two top American Senators have asked the Obama Administration to work with India and other countries to restore democracy in Maldives and release of political prisoners including Former President Mohamed Nasheed.

Maldives minister says jailed ex-president can appeal, won't get pardon

The Maldives would welcome an appeal by its jailed former president against his 13-year sentence, but he was found guilty of terrorism and cannot expect to be pardoned, Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon told Reuters on Wednesday.

Maldives tells UN it has made progress to promote human rights

 Amid questions raised over Maldives' religious stance and the controversial trial of former President Mohamed Nasheed, the Maldivian Foreign Minister on Wednesday told the UNHRC that her country has made progress in domestic reforms to promote human rights.

Maldives detains 175 supporters of ex-president Nasheed

Maldives authorities have detained 175 supporters of jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed for two weeks, according to court documents Sunday, after the US warned that democracy was in danger on the honeymoon islands.

Maldives police arrest nearly 200 protesters, opposition leaders

Maldives police arrested 193 people including three opposition leaders after clashes broke out on Friday during protests over the jailing of former president Mohamed Nasheed, whose trial was condemned by foreign governments as having been deeply flawed.

John Kerry says Maldives democracy at risk after mass arrests

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that democracy was in danger in the Maldives as police made nearly 200 arrests at a protest over the jailing of the paradise islands' ex-president.

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 police arrests opposition leader after clashes

Maldives police have arrested an opposition leader and 192 others after clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding the resignation of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the release of a jailed ex-president.

UN slams Maldives over jailing ex-leader, fresh protests

The United Nations on Friday criticised the Maldives for jailing its former president after a "vastly unfair trail" as police in the honeymoon destination's capital teargassed protesters demanding his release.

UN urges action from Maldives over trial of ex-president

A senior UN human rights official said on Friday she had visited jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed for two hours in detention and urged the government to take action on his flawed trial.

Got no request from ex-Maldives prez for asylum in India: Govt

The government on Thursday said it had not received any request for asylum from former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed before his arrest in February.

Attacks, intimidation on rise in Maldives: Amnesty

 Protesters are being frequently beaten up while the media faces a growing number of death threats in the Maldives, Amnesty International said Thursday, after a fact-finding mission to the honeymoon islands.