Maldives politics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Maldives politics


Clashes in Maldives after court blow to regime

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Maldives' first democratically elected leader Mohamed Nasheed welcomes the Supreme Court's ruling and calls for the 'immediate release of political prisoners and the restoration of their civil and political rights'

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed speaks during a press conference in London, on January 25, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Maldives issues arrest warrant for ex-president Nasheed

Aug 31, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Maldives government is demanding that former president Mohamed Nasheed return to his country to serve the remainder of his jail sentence

(FILES) In this photograph taken on January 25, 2016, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed speaks during a press conference in London. The Maldives government announced on August 31, 2016, that it is seeking former president Mohamed Nasheed's arrest for failing to return to the archipelago to complete a prison sentence after receiving medical treatment in Britain. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO ARCHIVES

Maldives arrests ex-leader on terrorism charges

Feb 22, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Former president Mohamed Nasheed is arrested for the alleged illegal detention of a judge when he was in power

ARRESTED. This is a file photo of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed (right) casting his vote during parliamentary elections. AFP Photo

Maldivian police arrest ex-president Nasheed

Oct 08, 2012 - 1:31 PM

UPDATED The ex president ousted in February in what he considers a coup was escorted by at least a dozen masked police officers and was taken away by boat to the capital Male

Former Maldives president risks arrest after trial boycott

Oct 02, 2012 - 3:52 PM

The first elected president of the Maldives risks arrest after boycotting the scheduled start of his criminal trial and violating a travel ban the government said

In this photograph taken on August 31, 2012, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed addresses journalists in Male. AFP PHOTO/STR/FILES