Exiled former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has sought Indian military intervention to release jailed dissidents in the capital.
In a tweet on Tuesday morning: Mr Nasheed said: “On behalf of Maldivian people we humbly request:
1. India to send an envoy, backed by its military, to release judges & pol. detainees inc. Prez. Gayoom. We request a physical presence. 2. The US to stop all financial transactions of Maldives regime leaders going through US banks.”
His tweet comes a day after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the Maldives, after defying a recent Supreme Court ruling that ordered the release of nine opposition leaders, including Mr. Nasheed, and the reinstatement of 12 expelled MPs.
The Opposition alliance on Monday signed a resolution urging international actors to pressure the Yameen administration to comply with the order.
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Source URL: The Hindu