Former Maldives President arrested

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Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has been arrested from his residence in Male'. The arrest comes after a lower court issued a third arrest warrant against him.

Mr Nasheed faces charges of illegally ordering the military to detain Chief Criminal Judge Abdulla Mohamed when he was in power in January 2012.

"A large number of policemen arrested him in (the capital) Male a short while ago," spokesman Shauna Aminath told AFP by telephone.
If convicted, Mr Nasheed will be barred from the country's September Presidential polls. His party insists it's a politically motivated case to ensure he doesn't contest.

Mr Nasheed had evaded the previous two arrest warrants by seeking diplomatic shelter in the Indian Mission. He took shelter in the Indian Mission on February 13 and left the mission last Friday after spending 11 days there.

He earlier told NDTV that the lower court is unconstitutional and India should intervene if he is convicted. "If I face arrest again, I hope India and the international community will intervene more robustly and make sure things remain on track," he had said on Saturday.

Mr Nasheed, the Maldives' first democratically elected leader, left office last year in contested circumstances. The former President says he was forced from power at gunpoint after opposition protests and a police mutiny. A national commission last August said the toppling of his government was not a coup, but a transfer of power that followed the constitution, a ruling that triggered several days of demonstrations. (NDTV)
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  • Sudu Putha Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:47 AM

    This idiot was an Indian stooge. The Maldivians rightly kicked him out. Admire the courage of tiny Maldives for standing up to a "third rate power" with majority of its citizens living under poverty.

    Jim Kuru Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:20 AM

    This will applicable one day in srilanka.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:59 AM

    The one who advised you wrongly to detain Chief Criminal Judge is totally responsible for your down fall.

    Walkanthi Wednesday, 06 March 2013 02:10 AM

    Malkanthi is correct !

    tintin Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:07 AM

    only gayoom can rule maldives directly or indirectly

    Silva de Mervin Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:13 AM

    And he too in trouble too playing up with his nation CJ.

    kuhan Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:24 AM

    "Uncertainty the only certainty in Maldives now......

    Junta Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:26 AM

    This guy was just like his lankan counterpart but the Maldivian people stopped him in his tracks! when will Sri Lankans learn?

    Sareek Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:39 AM

    Send him here. Leading private hospital is waiting for you.

    Saliya Wickremasuriya Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    I pray for the safety of Mr. Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of Maldives. It's insulting to him if he is compared with the incumbent SL president. via DM Android App


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