In this photograph taken on January 25, 2016, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed speaks during a press conference in London. AFP / BEN STANSALL
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The Maldives announced Wednesday it is seeking former president Mohamed Nasheed's arrest for failing to return to the troubled archipelago to complete a prison sentence after receiving medical treatment in Britain.Opposition sources said Nasheed has been meeting Maldives opposition groups in Sri Lanka in recent days to hatch a plan to topple the archipelago's president Abdulla Yameen.Nasheed was among members of several exiled opposition groups meeting in Colombo, two people in Nasheed's Maldivian Democratic Party have told AFP.Nasheed, a climate change activist who was also imprisoned during the three-decade rule of former strongman Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, was elected president in 2008 .
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