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
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.