Maldives: Fair trial concerns around conviction of former Vice President

On 10 June 2016, former Maldives Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb received a 15-year jail sentence amid serious concerns about the fairness of his trial, Amnesty International said. His conviction fits a disturbing pattern in Maldives where the authorities have turned the courts into politicized tools which see frequent serious violations of the right to a fair trial.

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