Maldives Crisis: Protests in Male as President refused to follow SC’s ruling

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Maldives protest

Protests are being held in Male as President Abdulla Yameen refused to follow SC’s ruling to release key political prisoners and reinstate 12 MPs. Following which protesters opened the gate of Maafushi Prison in Male where the 12 MPs are detained.

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Maldives protestors forciably entering jail 

A Scuffle is reported between Police & protestors outside Chief Justice Abdullah Saeed’s residence in Male. Protests are being held in Male as President Abdulla Yameen refused to follow SC’s ruling to release key political prisoners and reinstate 12 MPs.

Absolute breakdown of law and order. The public is on the edge. I am very concerned as we are facing increased unrest. They have just used pepper spray & tear gas on crowd said Eva Abdulla, Member of Parliament.

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Protest for the release of former president Mohamed Nasheed

Supreme Court of Maldives on Thursday ordered the immediate release of all high-profile prisoners, including former President Mohamed Nasheed and former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb.

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