Maldives Leader Declares State of Emergency, Ex President Arrested – Reports

Maldives Leader Declares State of Emergency, Ex President Arrested – Reports:

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency following the Supreme Court’s decision to release jailed opposition members and reports about possible impeachment motions, the Avas media reported.

According to the Avas media outlet, the state of emergency would last for 15 days, during which time several constitutional rights, the criminal code and several other acts will be suspended.

Meanwhile, the country’s police arrested former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the Reuters news agency reported citing his spokesman Abdul Aleem.

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