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Abdulla Yameen

Maldives Supreme Court does U-turn after arrests

The Maldives Supreme Court has performed a U-turn on its decision to free nine convicted politicians, hours after the arrest of two of its judges. The court’s remaining three judges have issued a statement saying the order has been revoked “in light of the concerns raised by the president”. President Abdulla Yameen has declared a …

Mohamed Nasheed

Maldives court orders release of ex-president, opposition leaders

The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Thursday ordered the immediate release of former president Mohamed Nasheed and eight other opposition leaders, saying their trials had violated the constitution and international law – but it also ordered new trials. The country has been mired in political unrest since Nasheed, its first democratically elected leader, was …

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