Maldives court dismisses case against ex-president
COLOMBO: A Maldives court on Wednesday refused to hear a case against former president Mohamed Nasheed, who has been accused of abuse of power and ordering the illegal arrest of a judge, a media report said.
The magistrate’s court near the capital Male said it could not proceed with the case filed by the prosecutor general because “it had no jurisdiction to entertain the case”, the privately run Haveeru news service said.
There was no immediate reaction from the government to the judicial setback.
The new government of President Mohamed Waheed has been seeking to prosecute Nasheed over his alleged role in the arrest of a criminal court judge in January.—AFP