Cleared Nasheed vows to challenge Maldives president in polls

Cleared Nasheed vows to challenge Maldives president in polls

On Friday evening, the global spokesperson at the President's office, Ibrahim Hussain Shihab, said the administration had "shared its concerns" with the Chief Justice over the ruling.

In Maldives, Opposition parties have appealed to the global community including the UN, EU, and India to impress upon the Maldives Government to respect the Supreme Court ruling, which called for release of Opposition leaders.

Gayoom had been set to run for re-election virtually unopposed with all of his opponents either jailed or exiled. It also ordered new trials for all nine.

It ordered the re-reinstatement of the 12 members who had been stripped of their seats for "defecting".

"I can contest and will contest", he said in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

After the court's ruling was made public, street celebrations by government opponents transformed into three hours of clashes with police, who used tear gas and batons to break up the gatherings.

Mr Nasheed was the island's first democratically elected leader and the opposition parties have called for President Abdulla Yameen to resign.

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The case will end Monday with final remarks from the prosecutor, defense and Nassar , followed by the judge's sentence. She also gave an impact statement during the Ingham County sentencing . " I'm so sorry, my princess ", he said.

Shortly after Thursday's ruling the police announced on Twitter that it would enforce it.

His decision comes a day after the Supreme Court cleared him of terrorism charges and said his trial in 2015 was "politically motivated".

"We support the strengthening of human rights, democratic institutions, and respect for the rule of law in the Maldives".

Speaking to a number of supporters gathered in front of the campaign office run by his faction of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives, he said he thought he had already done so but considers this moment more auspicious.

The government said in a statement that it is trying to "vet and clarify" the court's ruling and "will work to engage, and consult with, the Supreme Court in order to comply with the ruling in line with proper procedure and the rule of law".

Adeeb in 2016 was sentenced to 33 years in prison for alleged corruption, possession of illegal firearms and planning to kill Gayoom by triggering a blast on his speedboat even though FBI investigators said they found no evidence of a bomb blast. In this regard, the Attorney General said that the Prosecutor General was now in the process of examining the cases to determine the best way to proceed with the implementation of the Supreme Court's ruling, and that the Prosecutor General would present recommendations at the earliest.

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