Lawmaker, Lawbreaker seems to be the same

Arrest of opposition figure and parliamentary vote highlight growing pressure on autocratic President Abdulla Yameen

Nowadays the news of an MP’s arrest has become common in Maldives. Another thing which has become common is that almost all of those leaders belong to opposition parties. Recently, on April 6,2017, Gasim Ibrahim,the leader of Jumhooree Party was arrested from his house. His arrest was based on just an intelligence report and the police still don’t have an evidence against him. Colonel Mohamed Nazim, a former defense minister and critic of Yameen who had been released from house arrest in late March, was re-confined after the vote.

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Source URL: Maldives Uprising

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