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Maldives: Nasheed leaves Indian embassy

Posted on Feb 23, 05:56PM | IBNS

Male, Feb 23 : Days after taking refuge in the Indian High Commission here, Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed left the embassy on Saturday.

Nasheed earlier this month took refuge in the Indian High Commission after a court issued an arrest warrant against him.

"Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, former President of #Maldives, had left the premises of the High Commission of #India, Male at 1615 hrs (IST) today," MEA official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.

"Former Prez of #Maldives Nasheed had entered #India's Mission in Male on 13 Feb on his own volition & decided to leave on his own," he said.

"It is hoped that with the development today former President Nasheed will again resume his social and political life," Akbaruddin posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Nasheed made the move of taking refuge inside Indian High Commission building after a Maldivian court issued an arrest warrant against him following his failure to attend a court hearing on Feb 10 in connection to the detention of Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdullah Mohamed last year.

Nasheed on Feb 7 last year resigned after public protests disrupted the island nation for weeks over his order to arrest Mohamed.