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More robust action ‘desperately needed’ against Maldives

Sir Hugo Swire, a former Foreign Office minister, said that the “politically controlled” Elections Commission was attempting to freeze out the opposition ahead of September’s presidential polls.

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Nasheed pledges to repeal foreign freehold amendment

Parliament amended the constitution in 2015, with opposition party backing, to authorise foreign ownership of land or freeholds despite calls for a public referendum.

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MDP sets date for presidential primary

Former president Mohamed Nasheed, who has already announced his intention to stand in the party primary, is in exile after fleeing from a 13-year prison term.

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Nasheed picks campaign manager for party primary

Mohamed Nasheed was found guilty of ordering the “abduction” of a judge after a widely criticised and controversial trial in March 2015. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison, is barred from standing in elections and lives in exile.

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Maldives must restore Nasheed’s right to run for office, says UN

The UN committee’s decision follows two complaints lodged by Mohamed Nasheed in 2013 and 2016 about violations of his civil and political rights.

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Nasheed calls for freedom to have fun

Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed recorded a message on SoundCloud that was similar to one issued last month, when he called on people to “make pain your passion.”

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Tourists should protest in the Maldives, says Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed said holidaymakers should call for the protection of human rights, the resignation of President Abdulla Yameen and the release of political prisoners.

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An unjustly jailed dictator

The incarceration of the former president and strongman, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, has provoked mixed emotions among Maldivians.

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Maldives says no threat of foreign military invasion

The defence ministry said it was concerned by “irresponsible” calls for and encouragement of Indian military intervention and military action.

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China rebukes Nasheed over Maldives land grab claims

Mohamed Nasheed last month told reporters the Asian giant was on a shopping spree in the Maldives.

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The Maldives Nine: Who Are They?

The Supreme Court has annulled all proceedings against nine prisoners and ordered their release until a fair retrial. Who are they and what were they alleged to have done?

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Supreme Court orders Nasheed’s release in landmark ruling

The Supreme Court has ordered the immediate release of high-profile prisoners including the former president Mohamed Nasheed and former vice president Ahmed Adeeb.

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Supreme Court asked to remove president from power

Former president Mohamed Nasheed said that the four opposition leaders, including himself, have filed a case with the Supreme Court to remove Yameen over corruption and theft.

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Family matters in the Maldives: Faris Maumoon

Faris Maumoon is a politician but is best known for being the eldest son of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. He is also known for being in prison.

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UN body urged to rule that Nasheed’s disqualification is illegal

Mohamed Nasheed is currently ineligible to contest the election as he was sentenced to 13 years in prison on a controversial terrorism charge.

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Extremists and land grabs herald trouble in paradise, says Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed, the exiled leader of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, cannot run for president due to a prison sentence.

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Opposition leadership plagued by discord and silence

Gayoom and Nasheed have not spoken to each other since March 2017, when the two former rivals signed an historic agreement to work together to “restore democracy” to the country.

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