[JURIST] Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was formally charged on Sunday with illegally arresting a former chief justice of the nation's criminal court and thereby violating the nation's constitution [text, PDF]. The constitution allows for the arrest of a judge only after a warrant is issued for a particular criminal act, suspicion of such conduct alone being insufficient. However in January the former president unilaterally ordered the arrest [JURIST report] of the Chief Justice Abdulla Mohamed on corruption charges. The...

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