12 year jail for Maldives' opposition leader

  • The opposition leader and the chief of the Ahdaalath party Imran Abdullah has been sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment. He was convicted by the Criminal Court for having ‘incited violence’ at a demonstration last year. This is the second conviction of an opposition party leader on the charges of terrorism since last year. ‘Incitement of violence’ has been declared as an act of terrorism under the Maldivian law.