Maldives: Supreme Court judges arrested amid political crisis

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42955132

Maldives police have arrested the country’s chief justice of the Supreme Court as a political crisis worsens in the Indian Ocean nation.

Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another judge, Ali Hameed, were arrested hours after the government declared a state of emergency.

No details were given about the investigation or any charges.

The turmoil began when President Abdulla Yameen refused to obey a court order to release political dissidents.

The opposition have called the government moves a “purge” and there has been international condemnation.

Maldives is a nation is made up of 26 coral atolls and 1,192 individual islands, and tourism is a vital part of its economy.

Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the release of a group of opposition politicians. It also ruled that the 2015 trial of former President Mohamed Nasheed, who is living in exile, had been unconstitutional.

It was followed by a pledge from the country’s police commissioner that he would enforce the court’s ruling. In response, the government of President Adulla Yameen sacked him.

The army has now been ordered to resist any attempt to impeach or remove President Yameen.

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lots of problems in paradise right now..not to mention the rising seas..or was it the rising atolls..or was it sinking..never mind..its all global warming..

“The turmoil began when President Abdulla Yameen refused to obey a court order to release political dissidents.”

sweet, sweet democracy..

“The army has now been ordered to resist any attempt to impeach or remove President Yameen.”

bringing in the guns..

401

~ by seeker401 on February 7, 2018.

5 Responses to “Maldives: Supreme Court judges arrested amid political crisis”

  1. Maldives’ top court revokes own order to free prisoners; Nasheed seeks Indian military intervention

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/maldives-top-court-revokes-own-order-to-free-prisoners-nasheed-seeks-indian-military-intervention/articleshow/62811493.cms

  2. “If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law, it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” – Justice Brandeis in Olmstead vs United States;

  3. Reblogged this on UZA – a people's court of conscience.

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