Abdul Gayoom

Maldives' top court annuls prison term for former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom

A three-member SC bench unanimously annulled the five-year jail term and USD 5 million fine slapped on Yameen two years ago by a lower court.

published on : 30th November 2021

Maldives issues hands-off warning to India

Maldivian defence minister says military intervention could affect the respect that the country has for neighbours.

published on : 15th February 2018

To ease global pressure, Maldives honouring supreme court order seeking to reinstate defectors

However, President Yameen chose to ignore part of the ruling which called for the release of the political prisoners, including (former President) Nasheed.

published on : 13th February 2018

Maldives crises: Major TV station shuts down

The MBC had earlier warned media stations they could face closure if they were deemed a threat to national security, incited unrest with false information or endangered the public.

published on : 9th February 2018

Maldivian crisis deepens, former President, Chief Justice arrested

Former President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed and Judicial administrator Hassan Saeed have been arrested.

published on : 6th February 2018

Maldives police arrest ex-president Abdul Gayoom

The 80-year-old, who was president for 30 years until the country's first democratic elections in 2008, was taken away from his home in the capital Male.

published on : 6th February 2018

Maldives president says he's willing to hold early election

The president of the Maldives said today that he was willing to hold an early presidential election to allow voters to decide who they want to lead the Indian Ocean archipelago.

published on : 4th February 2018

Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom not attempting to flee country: Spokesperson

This comes amid the turmoil after the top court's landmark order to free former President Mohamed Nasheed along with other high-profile prisoners.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Maldives president fires second police chief in three days

This comes amid growing political unrest after a court ordered the release and retrial of political prisoners, including an expresident.

published on : 3rd February 2018