Vice pres­i­dent of Mal­dives ar­rested on high trea­son:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

The vice pres­i­dent of the Mal­dives will be charged with high trea­son af­ter be­ing ar­rested Satur­day in con­nec­tion with an ex­plo­sion aboard the pres­i­dent’s boat last month that author­i­ties have called an as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt, of­fi­cials said. Ahmed Adeeb was ar­rested at the air­port when he re­turned home from an of­fi­cial visit to China via Sin­ga­pore “on sus­pi­cion of in­volve­ment in the boat blast,” said po­lice spokesman Ismail Ali, adding that Adeeb had been taken to a de­ten­tion cen­ter. Home Min­is­ter Umar Naseer said that Adeeb would be charged with “high trea­son,” an of­fense not spec­i­fied in the pe­nal code, but a term used in the Mal­dives for ter­ror­ism or of­fenses against the state by gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, law­mak­ers, judges and oth­ers.

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