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URGENT ¥¥¥ Maldives police arrest opposition leader: party

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Police in the Maldives arrested opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday, defying pressure from regional power India which had called for him to be free to campaign for elections, his party said.

"A large number of policemen arrested him in (the capital) Male a short while ago," spokesman Shauna Aminath told AFP by telephone.

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