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Why is Maldives ex-prez Nasheed hiding in the Indian embassy?

Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has taken refuge in the Indian High Commission in Male after a court ordered his arrest.

It has been said that Nasheed was “seeking advice” in Indian High Commission.

Mohamed Nasheed. Reuters

Mohamed Nasheed. Reuters

Here is a list of charges against the ex-president:

* He was supposed to attend a hearing regarding his detention of the Chief Judge of the Criminal Court Judge Abdulla Mohamed in January 2012 (During his Presidency), but he repeatedly failed to appear.

* The court summons follows Nasheed’s failure to attend his previously scheduled trial hearing at the Hulhumale Magistrate Court on 18 February

* Nasheed was on an visit to India after being granted permission to depart the country by the court. Despite his permitted travel period expiring on 9 February, Nasheed arrived back in Male on 11 February.

With inputs from PTI