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Maldives Arrests Former President


Mohamed Nasheed

  • Became Maldives' first democratically elected president in 2008
  • Replaced Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
  • Was a political prisoner during parts of Mr. Gayoom's rule
  • Held a cabinet meeting underwater in scuba gear to publicize dangers of rising sea levels
  • Forced to resign in February, 2012 after protests following his order to arrest a senior judge
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