Mohamed Nasheed surrounded by riot police
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Riots in Maldives as president held

A criminal court in the Maldives has issued an arrest warrant for former President Mohamed Nasheed, officials from his party say.

The report comes a day after Mr Nasheed was among dozens injured in Male when riot police used tear gas against protesters as unrest intensified.

Amateur video shows Mr Nasheed being taken from a shop by riot police in Male, where there were violent clashes on the streets.

  • 09 Feb 2012
  • From the section Asia