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Maldives crisis: Military blocks MPs from entering Parliament

ANI  |  Male [Maldives] 

The military in on Tuesday blocked (MPs) from entering into the

On Saturday, embattled Maldivian refused to meet with diplomats from the European Union, and the after the state of emergency was imposed in the last week.

Earlier, the for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, termed the Maldives' state of emergency as an "all-out assault on democracy".

The UN also appealed to the to lift the emergency soon.

The Maldivian capital remained tense as opposition leaders across were being rounded up and placed under detention as Yameen, who has been refusing to obey SC's orders directing him to release nine prominent leaders from prison, gave sweeping powers to the security forces.

Last week, the acquitted former Maldivian Mohamed Nasheed, former Maldivian Vice and ordered the reinstatement of the 12 other parliamentary members.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 19:05 IST