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Nasheed seeks jail leave extension

Former Maldivianpresident MohamedNasheed

Former Maldivianpresident MohamedNasheed  

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed’s application seeking a two-month extension of his medical leave in the U.K. has been “temporarily rejected” with authorities asking him to submit his treatment-related papers.

Mr. Nasheed, who is serving a 13-year jail term on terror charges, was granted 30 days of leave, which expired on Monday, for a back surgery. However, the former president requested an additional 60-day leave extension last week.

The Maldivian authorities asked Mr. Nasheed to submit documents on the “progress of treatment” and the estimated completion date of the medical procedure, sources said.

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