India welcomes permission to Nasheed to travel to Britain

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday welcomed the decision by the Maldives government to give permission to former president Mohamed Nasheed to travel to Britain for medical treatment.

“Welcome decision by Government of Maldives to give permission to former President Nasheed to travel to UK for treatment,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a tweet.

The Maldives government had earlier said it granted permission to Nasheed, on his request, to travel to Britain to undergo surgery.

Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in jail under anti-terror laws last year.

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