Mohamed Nasheed

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.

May 20, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

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.

Oct 13, 2016, 19:15 PM IST

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.

Aug 31, 2016, 15:58 PM IST
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.

Jun 10, 2016, 12:08 PM IST

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. 

Jun 06, 2016, 13:25 PM IST
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.

May 24, 2016, 05:40 AM IST

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.

May 12, 2016, 11:41 AM IST

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".

Apr 08, 2016, 10:11 AM IST
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.

Feb 17, 2016, 19:03 PM IST

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.

Jan 21, 2016, 11:00 AM IST
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.

Jan 19, 2016, 13:56 PM IST

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.

Nov 28, 2015, 23:31 PM IST

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.

Nov 28, 2015, 15:59 PM IST

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.

Oct 07, 2015, 01:40 AM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2015, 01:54 AM IST

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.

Sep 04, 2015, 06:50 AM IST
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.

Aug 25, 2015, 14:49 PM IST
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.

Aug 24, 2015, 11:04 AM IST

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.

Jul 27, 2015, 12:41 PM IST

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.

Jul 24, 2015, 18:33 PM IST