[JURIST] Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed [JURIST news archive] on Monday violated a court-ordered travel ban when he left the capital city of Male on what was supposed to be the first day of his now-postponed trial for abuse of power. In anticipation of the Monday proceedings the Hulhumale Magistrate Court issued an order [JURIST report] last week prohibiting Nasheed from leaving Male without official permission. Nasheed supporters have claimed that the move was politically motivated to limit the ex-president's...

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