Mohamed Nasheed

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Mohamed Nasheed
Mohamed Nasheed by UNDP.jpg
Nasheed in 2009
4t Preses o the Maldives
In office
11 November 2008 – 7 Februar 2012
Vice PresesMohammed Waheed Hassan
Precedit biMaumoon Abdul Gayoom
Succeedit biMohammed Waheed Hassan
Personal details
Born (1967-05-17) 17 Mey 1967 (age 53)
Malé, Maldives
Poleetical pairtyMaldivian Democratic Pairty
Spoose(s)Laila Ali Abdulla
BairnsMeera Laila Nasheed
Zaaya Laila Nasheed
Alma materOwerseas Schuil o Colombo Liverpool John Moores Varsity

Mohamed Nasheed (Dhivehi: މުހައްމަދު ނަޝީދު; born 17 Mey 1967) is a Maldivian marine scientist, environmental activist, journalist, an politeecian, who served as the fowerth Preses o the Maldives frae 2008 tae 2012.[1][2] He is ane o the foonders o the Maldivian Democratic Pairty.

In the 2008 presidential election, Nasheed wis electit as the candidate o the first opposeetion coaleetion defeatin incumbent Preses Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who haed ruled the Maldives as Preses for 30 continuous years. Nasheed assumed office on 11 November 2008.

On 7 Februar 2012, Nasheed resigned as preses unner disputit circumstances, follaein weeks o protests bi the opposeetion, which haed then been joined bi a majority o militar an polis forces. The next day Nasheed statit that he haed been forced tae resign "at gunpynt" bi polis an airmy officers,[3] and that the protesters had joined with "powerful networks" of Gayoom loyalists to force his resignation in a coup d'état.[4] Nasheed's successor, Mohammed Waheed Hassan, who haed been a 2003 poleetical appyntee o Preses Maumoon Gayoom, denied these claims an statit that the transfer o pouer wis voluntar an constitutional. The Maldives' Naitional Commission o Inquiry statit that it haed foond no evidence tae support Nasheed's version o events.[5]

In Mairch 2015, Nasheed wis convictit unner the Anti-Terrorism Act o Maldives[6] for abductin Creeminal Coort Judge Abdulla Mohamed while preses an sentenced tae 13 years in prison.[7] Amnesty Internaitional haes describit the conviction as "poleetically motivated",[6][8] an the Unitit States Depairtment o State expressed concern at "apparent lack o appropriate creeminal procedures during the trial".[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Decca Aitkenhead (1 April 2012). "'Dictatorship is coming back to the Maldives and democracy is slipping away'". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  2. Richard Kay (27 February 2012). "Queen fears for 'Mandela of Maldives'". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  3. "Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed was 'forced out'". BBC News. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  4. Mohamed Nasheed (8 February 2012). "The Dregs of Dictatorship". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  5. Ashish Kumar Sen (30 August 2012). "Maldives panel: President was not forced to resign". The Washington Times. Archived frae the oreeginal on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jason Burke. "Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed jailed for 13 years". the Guardian.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years". Mail Online.
  8. "Maldives: 13 year sentence for former president 'a travesty of justice'". Amnesty International. 13 March 2015.