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Former Maldives president makes comeback with landslide win

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) 'Our foremost duty is to bring peace to the government,' says former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed

COMEBACK. Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed (L) and his wife Laila Ali (R) look on as they leave an apartment building in Sri Lanka as they prepare to return to the Maldives, in Colombo on November 1, 2018. Photo by AFP

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' top judge arrested as state of emergency declared

Feb 06, 2018 - 11:23 AM

The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge raises the stakes in a dramatic clash after President Abdulla Yameen refused to comply with an order to release 9 political dissidents

TIGHT SECURITY. This handout image received from the Mihaaru newspaper shows security forces standing guard outside the Supreme Court in Male after Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency on February 5, 2018. Mihaaru/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

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

Ex-leader of Maldives plans return to save sinking nation

Jan 21, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The Maldives could be underwater by 2100 according to the United Nations

Maldives opposition leader in talks to 'topple' president

Sep 14, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed says he is in talks with the former president who repeatedly threw him in jail to legally topple the current leader of the troubled honeymoon islands

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 ready to extend Nasheed's prison leave

Jan 29, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Former president Mohamed Nasheed who is serving a 13 year jail term after being convicted on controversial terrorism related charges arrived in London last week for medical treatment

MEDICAL TREATMENT. Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed arrives for a press conference in London, Britain, January 25, 2016. British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is representing former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed who has been granted temporary release from prison to fly to Britain for surgery. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Jailed Maldives ex-president to seek surgery in UK

Jan 17, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Nasheed the country s first democratically elected leader has complained of a spinal cord problem requiring specialist surgery that is not available in the small Indian Ocean archipelago

EX-PRESIDENT. In this file photo, former president of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed addresses a gathering titled 'Consolidation of Democracy in Maldives' in New Delhi, India, on April 18, 2012. EPA/ANINDITO MUKHERJEE

Maldives faces international pressure to lift emergency

Nov 05, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The United States and Britain express deep concern after the Maldives imposed a state of emergency

FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY? Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares a state of emergency following an alleged assassination attempt.

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

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

Maldives ex-leader demands fresh vote under caretaker

Oct 20, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed demanded fresh elections under a caretaker president a day after police forced the postponement of a vote he was expected to win

CARETAKER PRESIDENT. In this photo, former Maldives president Mohamed Waheed addresses a press conference held in New Delhi, India on 14 May 2012. EPA/Anindito Mukherjee

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

Maldives Supreme Court annuls presidential vote

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:14 AM

The court annulls the first round of voting and orders a fresh ballot within the next 13 days

NO FOREIGN PRESSURE. In this photo, President of Maldives Mohamed Waheed addresses a press conference held in New Delhi, India on 14 May 2012. EPA/Anindito Mukherjee

Maldives reject foreign pressure over vote hold-up

Oct 02, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Outgoing Maldivian president Mohamed Waheed vows to resist international pressure to hold swift elections

NO FOREIGN PRESSURE. In this photo, President of Maldives Mohamed Waheed addresses a press conference held in New Delhi, India on 14 May 2012. EPA/Anindito Mukherjee

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