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Rights Lawyer: Jailing Ex-leader Sign of Maldives Extremism

The imprisonment of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed symbolizes a turn toward autocracy and extremism by a Muslim nation with the world's highest per-capita level of recruitment to the Islamic State group, a human rights lawyer said Monday. Nasheed is serving a 13-year sentence after a court found him guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a senior judge when he was president three years ago. On Friday, a U.N. tribunal found that Nasheed had been unlawfully imprisoned...

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