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Former Maldivian President Gayoom under arrest


Former President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was arrested by the police on Monday, February 5. The arrest took place hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency for 15 days, following a tussle between the government and the country's apex court. Gayoom, who is Yameen's half-brother and ruled the country for 30 years until 2008, was arrested at his residence, along with his son-in-law, reports say.




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