The Maldives` former defence minister has been found guilty of attempting a coup and jailed for 11 years, his family and officials said, weeks after the conviction of former president Mohamed Nasheed sparked international concern.
Former Maldivian president Mohammed Nasheed, sentenced to 13 years in jail under anti-terrorism laws, has decided not to appeal his conviction citing that the court has not released all the documents related to the case which are important for "a meaningful defence".
The trial of former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed made a "mockery" of the country's Constitution, a UN human rights expert said today, emphasising that the series of due process violations since his arrest is "simply unacceptable in any democratic society."
Maldives Tuesday voiced its "hurt" at Prime Minister Narendra Modi not visiting it during his recent trip to the region even as it sought to allay India's concerns over the imprisonment of former president Mohammed Nasheed.
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.
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.
India on Saturday voiced "deep concern" over the developments in the Maldives, a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court of that country under anti-terror laws.
Expressing concern over apparent lack of appropriate criminal procedures during the trial in Maldives against former president Mohamed Nasheed, the US has urged the government to ensure his safety and wellbeing in custody.
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.
Strengthening maritime security and trade among Indian Ocean rim countries will be the focus of a 3-day international conference to be inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on March 20.