Maldives ex-leader Gayoom and SC Chief Justice arrested

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom and SC Chief Justice arrested

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom and SC Chief Justice arrested

Written by Keshala Dias

06 Feb, 2018 | 6:31 am

COLOMBO (Newsfirst) – Maldives police have arrested the country’s chief justice of the Supreme Court and ex-leader Abdul Gayoom, hours after the government declared a state of emergency.

Maldivian media is reporting that former President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, has been transferred to the Dhoonidhoo detention center.

The Maldivian Democratic Party has condemned the arrest of former President Gayoom and his son-in-law.

British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, in a statement has expressed grave concern about the declaration of the state of emergency in the Maldives.

He had called on President Yameen and the Government of Maldives to peacefully end the state of emergency and take immediate steps to implement in full the order of the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another judge, Ali Hameed, were arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning “for an investigation”, police said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives has taken to social media to emphazise that the state of emergency doesn’t force any restrictions on travelling to or within the Maldives.

However, a number of countries including the Unites States, UK, India and China has issued travel advisories for it’s citizens.

 


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