The Supreme Court has overturned the 13-year prison sentence issued against Leader of Maldivian Democratic Party and former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed.
Nasheed was found guilty of illegal detention of former Chief Judge of Criminal Court, Abdulla Mohamed and sentenced to 13-years in prison by the Criminal Court in 2015.
The court completed its review of Nasheed’s conviction and issued its sentence this Monday.
A review of Nasheed’s conviction and a stay order on Nasheed’s sentence was requested by the Prosecutor General’s Office.
The Supreme Court granted the stay order on October 30, allowing Nasheed to return from exile without fear of prosecution on November 1.