MALDIVES COURT RELEASES JAILED FORMER PRESIDENT ON BAIL

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A Maldivian court on Monday granted bail to former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who was found guilty of obstructing justice and sentenced to 19 months in prison in June, local media reported.

The Maldives High Court granted Abdul Gayoom bail at 60,000 Maldivian rufiyaa (US$3,891) and granted him bail until the court reaches a verdict on the appeal filed by his lawyers.

The former president is also awaiting trial on charges of trying to bribe officials to topple the government of President Abdulla Yameen in February, according to Xinhua news agency.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK