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Maldives standoff plays out in Indian High Commission

Maldives standoff plays out in Indian High Commission

Updated 19 February 2013, 22:23 AEST

The political standoff playing out at the Indian High Commission in the Maldives looks set to intensify, with a new arrest warrant being issued for former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Mr Nasheed has been sheltering at the Indian mission in the capital Male for six days.

His supporters in the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party said President Waheed is pressing for a politically-motivated trial, that could disqualify Mr Nasheed from contesting presidential elections due in September.

The MDP's international spokesman, Hamid Abdul Gafoor, says Mr Nasheed's life will be in danger, if he leaves the protection of the Indian High Commission.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Hamid Abdul Gafoor, international spokesman, the Maldivian Democratic Party

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Sen Lam

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Sen has 25 years of media experience from TV reporting to news presenting in Asia, he now hosts Radio Australia’s Asia Pacific and Asia Review program.

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