Monday, February 23, 2015

Maldives leads the 'terrorist' charge?

 Perhaps fender-benders will be the next stop on the way to the coveted "terrorism" label.

MALE, Maldives (AP) -- Police on Monday dragged the Maldives' former president into a court, which ordered his detention throughout his trial over a decision to arrest a senior judge three years ago.
Mohamed Nasheed was arrested Sunday and charged under an anti-terrorism law.
He was brought to Criminal Court for the first hearing, and was dragged into the courtroom after he resisted police attempts to stop him from speaking to journalists gathered outside.
The three-judge panel gave Nasheed three days to name his lawyers.
The Maldives government says the anti-terrorism law covers not only violent terrorism, but a wide array of actions against the state. (Emphasis added)

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