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Under the new President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, many cases perceived to be politically motivated were revisited.(AP)

Maldives ex-vice president jailed again for money laundering

Male, Maldives | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 02:58 PM IST
Adeeb was a protege to former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom during the early years of his presidency between 2013 and 2018.
This handout photograph shows new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (R) shaking hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih's presidential inauguration in Male, Maldives.(AFP)
This handout photograph shows new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (R) shaking hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih's presidential inauguration in Male, Maldives.(AFP)

Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih calls India ‘our closest friend’

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 04:34 PM IST
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih spoke Sunday in New Delhi, on his first overseas trip since his election. In September he defeated strongman Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who had forged increasingly closer ties to China during his five years in office.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took over as president of the Maldives on Saturday following a fierce political discord caused by the autocratic rule of outgoing leader Yameen Abdul Gayoom.(Raveesh Kumar/Twitter Photo)
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took over as president of the Maldives on Saturday following a fierce political discord caused by the autocratic rule of outgoing leader Yameen Abdul Gayoom.(Raveesh Kumar/Twitter Photo)

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn-in as Maldives President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends ceremony

Male (Maldives) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 08:00 PM IST
Thousands of people cheered Solih, from the Maldivian Democratic Party, at a swearing-in ceremony in a soccer stadium chosen to accommodate a large number of his supporters. Chief Justice Abdulla Didi administered the oath of office to the 54-year-old Solih.
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen addressing a campaign rally in the Maldives capital Male, ahead of presidential elections on September 7, 2018.(AFP)
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen addressing a campaign rally in the Maldives capital Male, ahead of presidential elections on September 7, 2018.(AFP)

‘An act of intimidation’: Maldives hits out at US over sanctions warning

Colombo | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Maldives said it views the US statement as “as an act of intimidation, imposing undue influence on the democratic processes of a sovereign state.”
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.
Maldivian Police officers push back opposition supporters near the main opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) headquarters during a protest demanding the government to release jailed opposition leaders, including former Presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in line with a last week Supreme Court order in Male.(REUTERS File Photo)
Maldivian Police officers push back opposition supporters near the main opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) headquarters during a protest demanding the government to release jailed opposition leaders, including former Presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in line with a last week Supreme Court order in Male.(REUTERS File Photo)

Maldives to lift state of emergency, charge ex-president, chief justice with bribery

Reuters, Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 01:44 PM IST
Mohamed Hussain Shareef, ambassador to neighbouring Sri Lanka, said the government “has no intention of extending” the emergency when its 30-day period expires.
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