Maldives arrests ex-president for his move to arrest judge

February 22, 2015 1:07 PM

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MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives authorities arrested former President and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Sunday, ordering him to stand trial for his 2012 decision to arrest a senior judge.

Nasheed's supporters protested in the streets of the capital, Male, following the arrest in a sign that the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, in just its seventh year of multiparty democracy following 30 years of autocratic rule, could be plunging into political uncertainty.

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