Politics

Maldives state of emergency: updates

There is a state of emergency in the Maldives following President Abdulla Yameen’s refusal to obey a Supreme Court verdict.

Here is a round-up of developments from Thursday evening and Friday morning. This list will be updated.

US President Donald Trump spoke to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with both leaders expressing concern about the Maldives.

The UN Security Council has been told the Maldives situation may worsen.

MP Faris Maumoon, who has been in and out of prison several times in recent weeks, has been arrested again. The charges are unclear. His father and former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is in prison and so is his brother-in-law Mohamed Nadheem.

The president’s office has published its account of what has happened since the Supreme Court ruling was issued.

Former president Mohamed Nasheed has hit out at the crackdown on media, following the shuttering of RaajjeTV.

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Source URL:  Maldives Independent

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