Maldives former President Nasheed cancels medical treatment abroad

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Male, Jan.18 (ANI): Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed’s lawyers have confirmed that he would not travel abroad over the declaration that compels a family member of Nasheed to take liability for him while he is abroad.

Government expressed disappointment over the deadlock on refusal by Nasheed to seek medical treatment from UK as requested by himself,reported Haveeru Online.

The deadlock came after the government ordered a declaration be signed by the family before allowing jailed former President Nasheed to seek medical treatment abroad.

Nasheed’s lawyer pointed out that the constitution does not allow authorities to hold a person criminally responsible for an offence committed by another.

Lawyers added that they were still trying to negotiate with the government to resolve the issue and expressed hope that the ex-president would be sent to the UK for the surgery.(ANI)

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