Ex-Maldives Prez Nasheed remains in Indian mission for seventh day

President Mohamed Nasheed

In a letter signed by Moosa Manik, MDP Chairperson,the party raised concerns over the current political crisis and "thanked the Indian government for their assistance to mediate to resolve the political issues the Maldives faces today".

The MDP also raised concerns over the arrest warrant issued to present Nasheed before court on Wednesday under police custody, a statement released by the Party said.

It said Manik wrote in the letter that "following news of a second arrest warrant by the Hulhumale' Magistrate's Court we are extremely worried for his safety at the hands of the Maldives police.

"He has been subjected to police brutality and harassment by the authorities over the past year".

Chairperson also thanked the government of India for the hospitality and kindness extended to Nasheed, the statement said.

MDP has condemned the new arrest warrant issued against Nasheed.

"Waheed, in collusion with allies in the judiciary, has established a kangaroo court to convict President Nasheed. The Judicial Services Commission that set up the court comprises Waheed's appointees as well as Nasheed's political rivals, including those running for president.

"Waheed hides behind so-called judicial independence but his fingerprints are all over this trial," MDP spokesperson Hamid Abdul Ghafoor said in a statement.

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