No suspects charged with joining militant groups have been convicted to date.
Mohamed Abdul Rahman was charged with terrorism for participating in a foreign war.
Local media said the man from Naavaidhu island, who took the name Abu Saad Al-Maldifi, travelled to Syria early this year.
Opposition MPs questioned the government’s sincerity in tackling jihadi recruitment in the Maldives during a debate today on the first state counter-terrorism policy. MPs accused the current...