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Maldives govt warns Supreme Court against move to impeach President Yameen

Former president and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed described the government's refusal to obey the supreme court as a 'coup'

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The beleaguered Maldives government on Sunday ordered police and troops to resist any move by the Supreme Court to arrest or impeach President Abdulla Yameen over his refusal to release political prisoners. The tiny tourist archipelago has been plunged into a political crisis pitting the country's top court against Yameen, whose crackdown on dissent has tarnished the nation's image as an upmarket holiday paradise. The judges on Thursday night ordered authorities to release nine political dissidents and restore the seats of 12 legislators who had been sacked for defecting ...

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First Published: Sun, February 04 2018. 16:10 IST