Police in the Maldives detained opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday, defying pressure from regional power India which had called for him to be free to campaign for elections.
Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed (C) is arrested in Male on March 5, 2013. His arrest defies pressure from regional power India which has called for him to be free to campaign for elections.
Twenty masked policemen in riot gear arrested Nasheed at his family home in the capital Male and one of his security men was hurt in the melee, Shauna Aminath, a spokeswoman for Nasheed's Maldivian Democratic Party, said.
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