A Maldives court has sentenced a former strongman accused of plotting to overthrow the government to 19 months in prison for failing to corporate with the police investigation.
He was arrested in February on charges of attempting to overthrow the government of Yameen, his half-brother.
A court sentenced him today to one year, seven months and six days in prison for failing to hand over his mobile phone to investigators.
Maldives became a multiparty democracy in 2008, ending Gayoom's 30-year strongman rule. However, Yameen, who was elected in 2013, has rolled back much of the democratic gains.
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