Maldives: Politically-motivated convictions of former president, former Supreme Court judges

Responding to the sentencing of former Maldivian President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, former Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, and another Supreme Court judge, Justice Ali Hameed each to 19 months in prison after being found guilty of “obstructing justice”, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik, said: