• In a Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed listens to a question during a press conference in London. The former president of the Maldives said Monday, May 23, 2016, that he's been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country. Nasheed, who was the Indian Ocean archipelago's first democratically elected leader, was sentenced to 13 years in prison last year for ordering the arrest of a senior judge while in office.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    Maldives’ ex-leader says he’s received asylum in UK

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The former president of the Maldives said Monday that he’s been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country.