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Former Maldives president to face charges

(Xinhua)

08:12, February 08, 2012

COLOMBO, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Mohamed Nasheed who just resigned as president of the Maldives is in custody and will face charges, an opposition spokesman said Tuesday.

Hussain Shareef, chief spokesperson and member of the interim council of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) said Nasheed is in the custody of army and will be granted the constitutional rights.

Nasheed announced his resignation at a televised press conference on Tuesday following overnight protests and demonstrations.

Nasheed said at a time of chaos he believes the best for the country would be his resignation adding that he does not want to see further unrest and bloodshed to continue in the country.

He urged all parties to adhere to democratic values and the constitution.

Police and armed forces and opposition are celebrating his resignation on the streets of capital Mal.

His resignation came after opposition protesters continued antigovernment rallies in the capital for 22 consecutive nights, triggered after the detention of criminal court judge Abdullah Mohamed.

Violence broke out on Monday night as the army and police were deployed to break up protesters at Republic Square.Jamal claimed that a majority of the policemen later supported the protest seeking the removal of Nasheed and this led to a confrontation between the army and police.

A spokesman for the Maldives opposition Dhivehi Qaumee Party said that following Nasheed's resignation, a new police and army chief will be appointed. He also said that some officials of the ruling party headed by Nasheed would be arrested later on Wednesday.

Maldives, a nation made up of several islands, is a top tourist destination in the world.

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The first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed is honest patriotic president. He saved people of Maldives from a monster no different to Hitler. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was a murderer and a thief. This Egyptian trained terrorist was terrorizing the people of Maldives for 30 years. If any one criticized his government, they will be arrested and jailed with out trail. The paramilitary was given powers for arbitrary arrests and torture. Mohamed Nasheed was jailed 27 times and badly beaten, still now he walks with a limp. Maumoon has been actively operating in Malaysia to topple the democratically elected government of Maldives from the day he was thrown out of the government. The torture machine and corrupt followers of him blended in to Nasheed government and have been actively disrupting the democratically elected government to make reforms in the government. Such as free health care, dental and optical were provided to all people. Monthly Pensions were given to the old and frail. Water and electricity subsidies are provided to every family in the country. People of Maldives do not know there government must give these kinds of services before. Nasheed’s mode of transport to presidential office is by bicycle or foot. Maumoon lives in a million dollar palace and mode of transport was BMW and Mercedes Benz and road closure were imposed every roads he have to travel. The democratically elected president Mohamed Nasheed is toppled by hefty bribes to junior police officers and low-level military officers. This is confirmed because; the police officer giving the interview is the leader of the mutiny. Acting Commissioner Abdulla Fairooz is a one of notorious torturer of Maumoon Abdul Gayooms. The torture area is located in the basement of the police headquarters in capital Male’. He is believed to arbitrarily arrest people for minor offences like passing red light and torture them for weeks striping them in naked, sexually abusing them and keeping them wet in solitary confinement, Abu Ghraib style. Then send them to notorious prison in Maafushi Island for more. Abdulla Fairooz is a believer in fundamental Islam and believes that Mohamed Nasheed is having anti Islamic policy. He has brain washed about 20 junior officers and DRP thug’s of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to initiate a jihad against the Mohamed Nasheed’s modest policies.The poor people of Maldives need help of international communities and freedom loving people of the world to boycott the tourism sector in Maldives. Until the military rule is abolished and democratic government is elected. These poor people are already affected by global warming. Please help them at least to have their freedom.
  

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