Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

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Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
އަލްއުސްތާޛް މައުމޫން އަބްދުލް ޤައްޔޫމް

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3rd President of the Maldives
In office
11 November 1978 – 11 November 2008
Preceded byIbrahim Nasir
Succeeded byMohamed Nasheed
Personal details
Born (1937-12-29) 29 December 1937 (age 83)
Malé, Maldives
Political partyMaldives Reform Movement (2019–)
Other political
affiliations
Progressive Party of Maldives (2011–2017)
Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (2005–2011)
Independent (Until 2005)
Spouse(s)Nasreena Ibrahim (married 1969)
ChildrenDunya Maumoon
Yumna Maumoon
Faris Maumoon
Ghassan Maumoon

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (އަލްއުސްތާޛް މައުމޫން އަބްދުލް ޤައްޔޫމް; born December 29, 1937) is a Maldivian politician and an Islamic scholar. He was the President of Maldives from 1978 to 2008.[1]

Gayoom was arrested on 5 February 2018, for allegedly conspiring to overthrow the government along his son-in-law Mohamed Nadheem.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Premium content". Economist.com. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  2. Rushdha Rasheed (9 February 2018). "Pres. Maumoon transferred to Maafushi jail". Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  3. Humaam Ali (14 February 2018). "Ex-President Gayoom and sons being tortured: MDN". Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  4. Aishath Shaany (27 January 2018). "MP Faris Maumoon arrested, this time for 'conspiring to overthrow government'". Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.