President Mohamed Nasheed was unlawfully sentenced to 13 years in jail by the Maldives Criminal Court on charges of ‘terrorism’.

In a blatantly politicised trial, which lasted less than three weeks and been widely condemned in the Maldives and abroad, President Nasheed was repeatedly denied legal representation, denied the right to appeal, his defence witnesses were prevented from taking the stand, and prosecution witnesses were routinely coached by the judges and the police.