Former Maldives President Nasheed arrested

Former Maldives President Nasheed arrested

March 5, 2013   03:36 pm

Police in the Maldives arrested former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday, defying pressure from India which had called for him to be free to campaign for elections, his party said.

A large number of policemen arrested him in (the capital) Male a short while ago, spokesman Shauna Aminath told AFP by telephone.

He will be produced before court tomorrow.

Nasheed had taken refuge at the Indian High Commission in Male before walking out a few days ago. - AFP

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories