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Maldives former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has been accused of plotting to overthrow the government and sentenced to 19 months in prison for failing to corporate with the police investigation.(AP File Photo)

Former Maldives president and Supreme Court chief justice convicted for obstruction of justice

Reuters, Male | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 10:36 AM IST
The trials are widely seen as part of a plan by President Abdulla Yameen to tighten his grip on power ahead of elections in September.
Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, centre, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, in Feb, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, centre, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, in Feb, 2018.(AP File Photo)

Maldives former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, top judges charged with terrorism

Press Trust of India, Male | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Prosecutors did not specify the grounds on which they are charged with terrorism. If convicted, they could be jailed for 10 to 15 years.
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