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Court order Maldives ex-VP detained for 15 days

Aug 06, 2019 - Associated Press

MALE, Maldives (AP) - A court in the Maldives ordered a former vice president to be detained for 15 days, after he was returned home following his failed attempt to enter India.

Police say Ahmed Adeeb fled the Maldives by boat last week despite a travel ban to avoid being questioned over the alleged embezzlement of state funds. He arrived in southern India's Tuticorin port on Thursday, seeking asylum there, but Indian authorities did not allow him to enter because he lacked valid documents...