Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed
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Maldives ex-leader calls for sanctions over human rights abuses

The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has told the BBC he would like sanctions to be placed on Maldivian officials for alleged human rights abuses.

Mr Nasheed was controversially jailed last year but has been allowed to spend 30 days in the UK for medical treatment, following a deal brokered by the US, UK, India and Sri Lanka.

The Maldives government said he appeared to be on "media leave not medical leave" and had been "disingenuous at best" about his condition.

Produced by Olivia Lang

  • 26 Jan 2016
  • From the section Asia