Former Maldives Prez Nasheed takes refuge in Indian Embassy in Male
Male, Feb. 13 : Former President of Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed took refuge inside the Indian High Commission in Male on Wednesday, after a court issued an arrest warrant against him.
A court in capital Male had issued an arrest warrant against Nasheed after he failed to turn up for a hearing.
Nasheed has been accused of abusing his power by ordering the arrest of a senior judge during his tenure.
The case centres around Nasheed's decision in January 2012 to send the military to arrest the head of the country's criminal court Abdullah Mohamed on charges of corruption, misconduct and favouring then-opposition figures.
Nasheed justified the arrest saying that the judicial service commission had failed to take action against the judge, who had a string of allegations against him.
A conviction could see Nasheed handed a jail term of up to three years in prison or banishment to a small island, a move that would disqualify him from running for office.