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President Yameen declares emergency in Maldives


President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen has decalred a state of emergency in Maldives for fifteen days. The declaration comes in the wake of a dispute between the Head of State and the Supreme Court.

President Yameen refused to comply with apex court's order to release nine political dissidents and restore the seats of 12 legislators who had been sacked for defecting from Yameen's party. Legal Affairs Minister Azima Shakoor said Monday that "the government does not believe that the Supreme Court ruling to release the political prisoners can be enforced.




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