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Maldives' Foreign Minister Defends Trial of Jailed Ex-President

The Maldives' Foreign Minister on Monday rejected international criticism of the trial of ex-President Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected leader, who was jailed for 13 years last week. Nasheed was sentenced on Friday on terrorism charges for illegally ordering the arrest of a judge in 2012. The conviction has stirred renewed concern about political instability in the Indian Ocean archipelago. "The trial was conducted in accordance with the relevant...

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