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Ex-Maldives leader asks for more prison leave

February 23
11:32 2016

Former 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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