Maldives’ former president Abdulla Yameen speaks to the media after being questioned by police investigators on money-laundering allegations. Photo: Ahmed Shurau/AFP

Maldives arrests former president Abdulla Yameen over witness tampering in money-laundering trial

  • Ex-strongman is accused of receiving nearly US$1.5 million in illicit payments before his failed re-election bid in September
  • Yameen was taken to Maafushi prison in police speedboat after four hours in courthouse
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Maldives’ former president Abdulla Yameen speaks to the media after being questioned by police investigators on money-laundering allegations. Photo: Ahmed Shurau/AFP
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