BREAKING : Maldives seal off the country’s Parliament

BREAKING : Maldives seal off the country’s Parliament

BREAKING : Maldives seal off the country’s Parliament

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

04 Feb, 2018 | 6:56 pm

Security forces in the Maldives have sealed off the country’s parliament and arrested two opposition lawmakers amid a deepening crisis over President Abdulla Yameen’s refusal to free jailed politicians.

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the parliamentary leader of the opposition, accused the pair of breaking the law by failing to act on a Supreme Court verdict overturning “terrorism” convictions against nine dissidents, including exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed.

A police spokesman said MP’s Abdulla Sinan and Ilham Ahmed were detained on charges of bribery.

The two MP’s were arrested shortly after they returned to the Maldives after months in exile.


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