Former president Maldives and chief justice sentenced for obstruction of justice

FILE PHOTO: Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom speaks during a media briefing in Male August 19, 2007. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi/File Photo

MALE (Reuters) – A court in the Maldives on Wednesday convicted former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and the sitting chief justice for obstruction of justice and sentenced them to 19 months in prison. The trials are widely seen as part of a plan by President Abdulla Yameen to tighten his grip on power ahead of […]

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