The former president of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, was freed from house arrest on Tuesday after a top court overturned a money-laundering and embezzlement conviction, allowing him to potentially make a return to politics.Yameen was sentenced to five years in jail and fined US$5 million in 2019 for embezzling US$1 million in state funds, allegedly acquired through the lease of resort development rights, and laundering the proceeds. Because of Covid-19, his jail term was shifted to house…

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