Published On: Tue, Feb 6th, 2018

State Of Emergency Declared In Maldives, Opposition Leader And Two Judges Arrested

The government has declared the state of emergency in Maldives while police arrested a Supreme Court judge along with another and the opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom also has taken into custody.


A 15 day state of emergency has been declared in country Maldives by the President Abdulla Yameen while security forces have arrested two Supreme Court judges.

The former leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in charges of bribery and attempts to overthrow the government as told by his lawyer on Tuesday.

Police posted a statement on Twitter that in the early hours of Tuesday, the Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Judge Ali Hameed of Supreme Court have taken into custody.

While no charges are still specified on both senior judges in results of declaring emergency in Island country by president while these arrests took place after the clashes of government with Court when they ordered to free the imprisoned several opposition leaders.

State of emergency was declared on Monday by President Abdulla Yameen as he said that court illegally abolish the convictions of terrorism against his nine opposition leaders which are wrong.

After this announcement, two Supreme Court judges were taken into custody along opposition leader who is a former leader of Indian Ocean archipelago.

Security forces were sent to Supreme court by him where they taken into custody the former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who was on the side of opposition.

Legal Affairs Minister Azima Shakoor told on television that Court was interrupting in the functions of the executive power and breaking laws against the national security as well as public interest.

On Monday the state of emergency declared by President due to which many opposition leaders have been arrested while in Island state protests against government have started.

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