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Maldives jails ex-president

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 00:54

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed begins a 13-year jail term on terrorism charges. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS SHOT ON A MOBILE PHONE Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, seen here in file video, was starting a 13-year jail term on Saturday. He's been convicted on terrorism charges after ordering the arrest of a judge in 2012 while he was in power. He's urging his supporters to take to the streets in protest. It's the latest twist in a turbulent three-year saga surrounding Nasheed. The nation's first democratically elected leader was ousted in 2013 in disputed circumstances. Afterwards he was narrowly defeated in a controversial election. Last month he was cleared over the incident for which he's now been convicted. The office of President Abdulla Yameen confirmed Nasheed's 13-year sentence. Nasheed's election in 2008 ended the autocratic 30-year rule of Yameen's half-brother.

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Maldives jails ex-president

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 00:54