Mohamed Nasheed

Maldives president Solih to run again after winning primary

Solih defeated Mohamed Nasheed, the parliament speaker and a former president, in the Maldivian Democratic Party primary held Saturday night.

published on : 29th January 2023

Maldives relapsing back to a dictatorship

Known as a tourist destination, Maldives suffered huge economic loss as India and China instructed their citizens to avoid the island and defer non-essential travel.

published on : 30th August 2018

We do not want any trouble between India and China: Former Maldives President Nasheed

Exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed today said his country, which is in a state of emergency, does not want any trouble between India and China.

published on : 17th 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

China opposes Indian military intervention in Maldives

China responded a day after former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed sought India's help to resolve the political crisis in the island nation.

published on : 7th February 2018

Maldives' exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed urges swift Indian action

Maldives was plunged into chaos on Thursday when the Supreme Court called for the release of nine imprisoned opposition politicians, ruling that their trials were politically motivated and flawed.

published on : 6th February 2018

Maldives police ‘uses pepper spray’ against Chief Justice supporters

The Maldives police has allegedly used force and pepper spray on a group of people gathered outside Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed's residence in Male to stop his arrest.

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

Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed vows to run for president

Nasheed was barred from contesting any election in the Maldives after the controversial 2015 conviction on a terrorism charge widely criticised as politically motivated.

published on : 2nd February 2018

Maldives may press Sri Lanka to deport ex-prez Nasheed

The Maldives may seek Sri Lanka's help to deport former president Mohamed Nasheed, the country's envoy said today, a day after the exiled leader's lawyer raised fears for his safety.

published on : 14th September 2017