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Maldives ex-president freed as hearing begins

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The former president of the Maldives was freed Tuesday after overnight detention and given 25 days to answer allegations that he abused his powers while in office, officials said. 

A photo from the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) shows Maldivian police officers arresting Mohamed Nasheed in Fares Maathodaa on October. The former Maldives president has been freed after overnight detention and given 25 days to answer allegations that he abused his powers while in office, officials said.

Mohamed Nasheed, 45, who resigned in February in what he calls a coup, was arrested and taken before a three-judge bench after he had ignored two court summonses and violated an order to remain on the capital island Male.

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