Maldives arrests vice president over plot to kill president

Ahmed Adeeb is being held on Dhoonidhoo Detention prison island on treason chargesMalé (Maldives) (AFP) – Maldivian authorities on Saturday arrested the nation’s Vice President Ahmed Adeeb over an alleged plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a bomb last month, the home minister said. “VP Adheeb under arrest and held in Dhoonidhoo Detention (prison island),” Umar Naseer said on Twitter, using a different spelling of the vice president’s name. Adeeb, 33, was arrested at the Maldives’ main international airport at around noon local time (0700 GMT) Saturday as he returned home from Singapore.

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