Maldives ex-VP jailed for 15 years for attempt on President Gayoom

(From AP)

A Maldives court has convicted the country’s former vice president of masterminding a plot to kill the president by exploding a bomb on his speedboat in 2015 and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

Ahmed Adeeb

Ahmed Adeeb

Ahmed Adeeb must serve a total of 25 years after the same criminal court sentenced him earlier this week to 10 years for possessing firearms.

Two of his military body guards were given 10 years each for being part of the plot.

Adeeb is the fourth high profile politician to be jailed on terrorism charges since Yameen Abdul Gayoom was elected president in 2013. The South Asian country is best known for its luxury island resorts. Read More


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