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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Maldives protest at court hearing

The leader of the main opposition party in the Maldives has attended a hearing on terrorism and sedition charges. Mohamed Nasheed, who heads of the Maldivian Democratic Party, was arrested in August last year during a pro-democracy rally in the capital. Mr Nasheed has long been a vocal critic of President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who has held power for more than 25 years. more