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The former president of the Maldives has been sentenced to 11 years in prison over an island lease case

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Moscow, December 25 – A court in the Maldives has sentenced former president Abdulla Yameen to 11 years in prison for bribery and money laundering and ordered him to pay a $5 million fine, according to the Associated Press.
Abdullah Yamin was sentenced to five years in prison in 2019 for money laundering. In mid-December 2018, a Maldivian criminal court froze 100 million Maldivian rupiah (about $6.5 million) in Yameen’s bank accounts in connection with an investigation into possible financial fraud. In November 2021, the Maldives Supreme Court overturned the five-year prison sentence previously imposed on the country’s former president.

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The retrial of the former president of the country began in January 2022.

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