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Thousands rally against detention of Maldives ex-leader

Thousands of supporters of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed have marched in the capital, Male, to protest against his detention on terror charges.

Protesters gathered in the island capital, chanting slogans accusing President Abdulla Yameen’s administration of violating the constitution and arresting opposition leaders on false charges.

Shauna Aminath, spokesperson of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, told Al Jazeera that at least 10,000 people gathered in the main streets of the capital, demanding Nasheed’s release.

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