Maldives former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom waves as he is brought to appear before the High Court in Male, Maldives, where he has been granted bail. Photo: AP

Maldives court grants bail to ex-leader Gayoom after rival’s surprise defeat

Gayoom, who ruled Maldives from 1978-2008, is awaiting trial on charges of trying to bribe officials to topple the government of Yameen, his own estranged half-brother

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Maldives former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom waves as he is brought to appear before the High Court in Male, Maldives, where he has been granted bail. Photo: AP
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