Former Maldives President arrested

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Male: Former Maldives President was arrested by the authorities for his 2012 decision to arrest a senior judge.

Mohammad Nasheedm is currently the leader of the opposition. The arrest triggered violence in the island country leading to his resignation. He was arrested on Sunday at 2:45 pm.

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The arrest warrant was issued by the Criminal Court and the first hearing is scheduled to be held on Monday.

He was the country’s first democratically elected leader in 2008. He took refuge at the Indian High Commission in Male to avoid arrest in connection with the same case in February 2013.

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