Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president

Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed leaves a private apartment in Sri Lanka to return in his country, after living in exile between London and Colombo for over two and a half years, Colombo, Sri Lanka November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO (Reuters) – The Maldives’ Supreme Court on Monday cancelled a 13-year-old jail sentence imposed on former president Mohamed Nasheed for a terrorism conviction, saying prosecutors had provided no evidence to prove his guilt. Nasheed, the country’s first democratically elected leader, was wrongfully charged and the criminal court should not have proceeded to trial, the […]

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