Former Mauritius P.M. Arrested, Held for Questioning
(AFP) – Police in Mauritius arrested the former prime minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam on Friday, media reports said, sparking angry demonstrations from supporters in the Indian Ocean island nation.
Ramgoolam, 67, who accepted defeat in parliamentary polls in December, was arrested and held in prison for questioning on Friday afternoon, L’Express and Le Mauricien newspapers reported, quoting his lawyer.
An AFP reporter said scuffles broke out between his supporters and those of the government on the streets of the capital, but police separated the two sides.
However, the situation remained tense on the popular tourist island, the reporter added.