Male: Maldives' first democratically elected President Mohamed Nasheed was arrested on Monday, a week after he failed to appear before a court in Male to face charges of abuse of power while in office. Maldivian police arrested Nasheed, 45, at the Island of Faresmaathodaa of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, south of Maldives.
Police spokesman Hassan Haneef confirmed that the former president has been arrested after Hulhumale Magistrate Court ordered the police to produce him before it. He was arrested from the residence of former housing minister Mohamed Aslam who is a native of that island.
The court ordered Nasheed's arrest after he questioned the legitimacy of a special court to try him on charges of abuse of power while he was in office. He is facing charges of power abuse over the arrest and subsequent detention of Chief Criminal Judge Abdulla Mohamed during his last days in office.
Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of the Indian Ocean archipelago, was forced out in February in a police mutiny after he detained the judge. Last week, he refused to appear before a three-judge Bench set up to hear charges that he abused his power while in office....more
01:09 PM, Oct 08, 2012
Beijing: In one of the biggest political scandals in China, a former police chief of Chongqing, linked to politician Bo Xilai and his convicted wife Gu Kailai, will be tried publicly for abuse of power, violating laws and accepting bribes. Wang Lijun, also a former vice mayor of Chongqing, one of the four directly-controlled municipalities in the country along with Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, will be tried Tuesday, the Global...
04:57 PM, Sep 16, 2012