World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 6, 2015
Police in the Maldives today raided a private television station in connection with a YouTube video that allegedly threatened President Abdulla Yameen, the network's managing director said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 5, 2015
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency today, giving sweeping powers to security forces to arrest suspects ahead of a major anti-government protest rally, his spokesman said.
World News | Reuters | Monday November 2, 2015
Sri Lanka today deported a Maldivian teenager wanted in an investigation into an explosion on a boat carrying Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, government and high commission officials said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 13, 2015
India today downplayed the Maldivian President's remarks to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj that his government will not tolerate foreign interference in domestic issues, saying the message was for "larger audience and not for India only".
World News | Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post | Wednesday September 23, 2015
Amal Clooney, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer, is known for attracting high-profile cases. In the past year alone, she represented Armenia in the European Court of Human Rights, sparred with the Egyptian government over the independence of its judiciary, and argued the case of the Chagos Islanders, an Indian Ocean people forced out ...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 11, 2015
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney warned Thursday she will press for sanctions against the Maldives unless it frees former president Mohamed Nasheed, who has been controversially jailed for 13 years.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 9, 2015
International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney met the jailed former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, who was convicted of terrorism in a case that has drawn international criticism, a day before a key High Court hearing.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 5, 2015
A lawyer for the Maldives' jailed former president was stabbed in the islands' capital ahead of a visit by his international legal team, including leading human rights activist Amal Clooney, his party said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 26, 2015
The United States pressed the Maldives Wednesday to release former leader Mohamed Nasheed after he was returned to prison despite a court order commuting his 13-year term to house arrest.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 24, 2015
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was back in jail, two months after his 13-year prison sentence was commuted to house arrest due to health concerns, the media reported today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 27, 2015
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has lashed out at perceived foreign interference in the honeymoon island's affairs, following Western pressure over the controversial conviction of former president Mohamed Nasheed for terrorism.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 24, 2015
Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has had his 13-year prison sentence commuted to a term under house arrest, his international lawyer Jared Genser said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 24, 2015
The Maldives said today it would appeal the conviction of former president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed, who was jailed for 13 years in March after a trial the UN described as "vastly unfair".
World News | Reuters | Thursday May 7, 2015
The Maldives would welcome an appeal by its jailed former president against his 13-year sentence, but he was found guilty of terrorism and cannot expect to be pardoned, Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon told Reuters on Wednesday.
World News | Reuters | Sunday May 3, 2015
Maldives police arrested 193 people including three opposition leaders after clashes broke out on Friday during protests over the jailing of former president Mohamed Nasheed, whose trial was condemned by foreign governments as having been deeply flawed.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 2, 2015
Maldivian authorities have carried out mass arrests, including of opposition politicians, following a large anti-government protest demanding the release of jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed, officials and activists said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 30, 2015
Lawyers for the Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed said they filed a petition with the United Nations on Thursday arguing that his detention is illegal and a violation of international law.
World News | Reuters | Sunday April 12, 2015
Supporters of jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed held an underwater protest on Saturday to push for the release of the tropical archipelago's first democratically elected leader, after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison last month.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday March 15, 2015
The Maldives government today told its critics to respect a controversial decision to jail the honeymoon islands' first-ever democratically-elected president for 13 years amid a growing global backlash over the verdict.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 14, 2015
India today voiced "deep concern" over the developments in the Maldives, a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court of that country under anti-terror laws.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 14, 2015
In a major development, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was tonight sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court here under the anti-terrorism laws.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 27, 2015
Thousands came by boat to the capital of the Maldives to protest today against the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed and demand that current leader Abdulla Yameen resign.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 24, 2015
The Maldives government on Tuesday defended the arrest of former leader Mohamed Nasheed on terrorism charges after both the United States and regional power India voiced concern.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 23, 2015
A court in the Maldives today refused bail to former president Mohamed Nasheed after he was arrested on terrorism charges and denied access to his lawyers, his party said.