Maldivian Democratic Party - updates

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Maldives Supreme Court in U-turn over freeing dissidents

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:42 AM

The remaining 3 judges of the Supreme Court say they are rescinding their February 1 order to release the prisoners 'in light of the concerns raised by the President'

PARADISE IN TROUBLE. This file photo taken on September 11, 2013 shows an aerial view of the island of Male, capital of the Maldives. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Maldives shuts parliament, resists order to free dissidents

Feb 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

'We are deeply fearful that the government's refusal to implement the Supreme Court order could escalate to unrest and incite violence across the country,' says the opposition

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 democracy at risk after mass arrests – Kerry

May 02, 2015 - 10:21 PM

The government however defends the use of force to break up the protests the biggest show of support for ex president Mohamed Nasheed after being handed a 13 year term in March

Amal Clooney part of jailed Maldives ex-president's legal team

Apr 08, 2015 - 8:09 AM

Former president Mohamed Nasheed s office says 3 celebrity lawyers agree to represent him: Jared Genser Ben Emmerson and Amal Clooney

Former president of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed addresses a gathering titled 'Consolidation of Democracy in Maldives' in New Delhi, India on 18 April 2012. Anindito Mukherjee/EPA

Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years

Mar 14, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Mohamed Nasheed is found guilty of ordering the arrest of a chief judge in January 2012 when he was president

Maldives ex-leader refused bail, denied legal access

Feb 24, 2015 - 9:18 AM

The charges against the 47 year old relate to the 2012 arrest of the atoll nation s criminal court chief judge Abdullah Mohamed for alleged corruption

FALLEN. Maldives police try to move former president Mohamed Nasheed during a scuffle as he arrives at a courthouse in Male on February 23, 2015. Adam Sireii/AFP

Troubled Maldives holds make-or-break presidential vote

Nov 09, 2013 - 3:43 PM

The third set of presidential elections in Maldives hopes to bring to a vote a new president and an end to unrest

MALDIVES ELECTIONS. A Maldivian voter casts her ballot in Male on November 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA

Police force postponement of Maldives vote

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:13 PM

Despite international pressure police postpones Maldives presidential polls scheduled on Saturday October 19