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Maldives' ex-president convicted

2015-03-13 22:40

Maldives' ex-president has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after a disputed trial.

US, India concerned over ex-Maldives president's arrest

2015-02-24 11:10

The US and India have voiced concern after former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges, and denied legal access and medical treatment.

Maldives pro-opposition TV station set on fire

2013-10-07 14:03

Masked men have set a fire that gutted the studio of a pro-opposition television station in the Maldives in the second attack there in two years, the owner says.

Call for Maldives president's resignation

2013-02-15 12:01

The former president of the Maldives has taken refuge for a second day in the country's Indian embassy, and his party spokesperson says he will not leave the building until the current leader resigns.

Maldives police arrest ex-president

2012-10-08 14:59

Armed Maldivian police have arrested the country's first democratically elected president after he ignored orders to stand trial for allegedly abusing his power while in office, his party says.

Maldives' 1st elected president on trial

2012-10-01 14:04

The Maldives' first elected president says he does not expect a fair hearing as he goes on trial in a case that could see him banished to a remote island and disqualified from future elections.

Fall of Maldives president not a 'coup'

2012-08-30 14:00

A Commonwealth-backed investigation in the Maldives has dismissed claims that a coup forced Mohamed Nasheed from the presidency and has declared it was a legitimate transfer of power.

Maldives ex-leader welcomes early polls

2012-02-17 10:09

Ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has welcomed an Indian-brokered deal to enable early elections on the islands, his party says.

Maldives: Nasheed rejects police summons

2012-02-15 09:00

Ousted Maldives leader Mohamed Nasheed has rejected a police summons to record a statement about his actions as president, says his spokesperson.


Maldives ex-president taken back to prison - party spokesperson

2015-08-24 21:51

Maldives police have taken former President Mohamed Nasheed back to jail even though his 13-year sentence was commuted to house arrest last month, a party spokesperson says.

Mass protest in Maldives over ex-leader's arrest

2015-02-27 22:34

Thousands of supporters of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed have marched in Male to protest his detention on terror charges.

Former Maldives president dragged into court

2015-02-23 16:46

Police in the Maldives have dragged the country's former president into a court, which ordered his detention throughout his trial over a decision to arrest a senior judge three years ago.

Maldives 'ready' for fair elections

2013-09-06 22:37

The president of the Maldives has promised a free and fair election this weekend 18 months after a violent change of leadership shook the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Maldives democracy 'honeymoon' near end

2013-02-07 10:03

The president of the Maldives says the islands' "honeymoon with democracy" is coming to an end as the tourist paradise marks its first anniversary of the toppling of his predecessor.

Maldives' ex-president a no-show

2012-10-01 20:31

Maldives' ex-president Mohamed Nasheed has failed to appear for a court hearing and has defied the court's order by leaving the capital in a fishing boat to another island.

Teen faces lashing for pre-marital sex

2012-09-04 11:15

A court in the Maldives has ordered a public flogging for a 16-year-old girl who confessed to having pre-marital sex, defying pressure to drop corporal punishment of women, say officials.

Maldives 'committed' to all-party talks

2012-03-02 19:56

The Maldives foreign minister says her government is committed to all-party talks to resolve a political crisis in the country where the former president says he was ousted in a coup.

Maldives could hold early poll: President

2012-02-16 13:47

The Maldives' new leader says a presidential election could be held before the scheduled date provided conditions are right for a free and peaceful poll.

SA: New president must stabilise Maldives

2012-02-14 21:01

South Africa has expressed the hope that the newly-appointed Maldives president Mohamed Waheed Hassan would bring peace and stability to the island nation.

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