Former Maldivian leader Mohamed Nasheed, who has taken refuge at the Indian embassy in the capital to evade arrest, has demanded the dropping of charges against 800 party workers, his spokeswoman said.
In this handout photograph released by the Maldivian Democratic Party, former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed prepares to enter the Indian Embassy in Male, on February 13, 2013. Nasheed has demanded the dropping of charges against 800 party workers.
Mariya Didi also said Nasheed wanted India to take a lead in securing an end to the political crisis in the Indian Ocean atoll nation of of 330,000 Sunni Muslims.
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