Asia / Australia & the Pacific / Politics

UN rights chief criticizes trial of Maldives ex-president

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations’ human rights chief is voicing concern over the “rushed” trial that led to a terrorism conviction and 13-year jail term for the Maldives’ former president. U.N. high commissioner for human rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said Wednesday “flagrant irregularities” in the case against ex-President Mohamed Nasheed could be rectified during … Continue reading