TROUBLE IN PARADISE

Ex-Prez of Maldives Arrested

Mohamed Nasheed, the former president and opposition leader of the Maldives was arrested on Sunday on terrorism charges. The country's prosecutor general claim he illegally ordered the detention of a senior judge during his tenure as president. Nasheed served as the archipelago's first democratically elected president from 2008 to 2012, and claims he was forced to quit in a coup, when soldiers protesting the judge's detention overran his headquarters.