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Maldives' Top Court Cancels Jail Sentence of Former President

The Maldives' Supreme Court on Monday canceled a 13-year jail sentence imposed on former president Mohamed Nasheed for a terrorism conviction, saying prosecutors had provided no evidence to prove his guilt. Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected leader, was wrongfully charged and the criminal court should not have proceeded to trial, the court said. Under former leader Abdulla Yameen's administration, which jailed a number of opposition leaders on various...

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