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Britain Could Use Sanctions to Pressure Maldives on Political Prisoners

Britain could impose sanctions on Maldivian individuals if the Maldives government fails to take action to free political prisoners, Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday. Mohamed Nasheed, the Maldives' first democratically elected president, is serving a 13-year sentence on terrorism charges for the alleged abduction of a judge after a rapid trial last March that drew international criticism. Nasheed and his lawyer, Amal Clooney, met Cameron at Downing Street in London on...

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