Ex-Maldives leader asks for more prison leave

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, who is serving a 13-year jail term after being convicted on controversial terrorism-related charges, obtained prison leave to undergo urgent surgery in LondonFormer Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has requested two more months’ leave from prison after travelling to London for urgent medical treatment, the honeymoon island nation’s government said Tuesday. Nasheed, whose conviction and jailing last year on terror-related charges has been widely criticised, was allowed to fly to Britain for 30 days to receive spinal surgery. “Nasheed has been given more time to complete his application for medical leave,” the High Commission said in a statement, without giving more details.

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