Maldives 'disappointed' Nasheed won't travel to Britain

Mohamed Nasheed became the first democratically elected president of the Maldives in 2008 and served for four years before he was toppled in what he called a coup backed by the military and policeMalé (Maldives) (AFP) – The Maldives government said Monday it was “disappointed” that jailed former leader Mohamed Nasheed would not travel to Britain for surgery after he rejected a demand that a relative stay behind to guarantee his return. The government had said Nasheed, whose conviction last year on terror-related charges has been widely criticised, could travel to Britain for 30 days to receive urgent spinal cord surgery.

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