Ex-vice president jailed in the Maldives
A court in the Maldives 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 made Ahmed Adeeb the fourth high-profile politician to be jailed on a terrorism charge since President Yameen Abdul Gayoom was elected in 2013. Former President Mohamed Nasheed, former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim and head of a leading political party, Sheikh Imran Abdulla, are the others to get lengthy prison terms. Nasheed has since been granted asylum in Britain.