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Maldives crisis: Military continue to manhandle MPs

Male [Maldives], Feb 15 (ANI): The military and police in the Maldives continue to manhandle Members of Parliament (MPs) as two MPs were stopped from entering the Parliament building on Thursday as well.

The two injured MPs, identified as Hassan Ali and Abdhullah Mohamed were attacked and rushed to the hospital.

“We are deeply concerned that the military and police are still continuing the siege of the Parliament building and the Supreme Court,” Spokesperson of Joint Opposition Ahmed Mahloof told ANI.

Earlier in the day, MP Abdulla Shahid alleged President Abdulla Yameen of inciting violence.

Shahid on Twitter said, “President Yameen speaking to his supporters last night incited them to violence by telling them that he believed they would have killed & slaughtered the opposition if he had obeyed the SC Ruling of 1st Feb. We have a THUG not a President! #MaldivesInCrisis #StateOfEmergencyMV”


Yesterday, the military in the Maldives reportedly threw around 12 MPs from Joint Opposition out of the Parliament building.

“Parliament under military siege in #Maldives parliament today members were thrown out of the parliament building compound,” Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Thilafaiy tweeted.

On Tuesday, the military blocked MPs from entering the Parliament building.

Earlier this month, the Maldivian Supreme Court acquitted former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, former Maldivian Vice President Ahmed Adeeb and ordered the reinstatement of the 12 other parliamentary members.

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