Former Maldives VP Ahmed Adeeb Gets 10 Years On Terrorism Charge

| } June 6 , 2016 , 15:54 IST
AHMD ADEEBA Maldives court has convicted the country's former vice president on a terrorism charge for possession of firearms and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. The decision by the Criminal Court today in a session closed to the media made Ahmed Adeeb the fourth high-profile politician to be jailed on a terrorism charge since President Yameen Abdul Gayoom was elected in 2013, according to FocusMaldives. Former President Mohamed Nasheed, former Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim and head of a leading political party, Sheik Imran Abdulla, are the others to get lengthy prison terms. Nasheed has since been granted asylum in Britain. The cases have been criticized for a lack of due process violations. Adeeb still faces charges of trying to assassinate Gayoom when an explosion hit his presidential speedboat last year.