Maldives court orders further detention of ex-president

February 23, 2015 6:03 PM

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MALE (Reuters) - Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed will stay in police custody until his trial in a terrorism case is completed, a court ruled on Monday, prompting neighbor India to express concern.

Nasheed was arrested on Sunday after a criminal court said he might flee the country to avoid hearings on terrorism charges stemming from the arrest of a judge during his presidency in 2012.

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