Maldives Supreme Court revokes order to free prisoners
February 06 2018 08:03 PM
Security forces standing guard outside the Supreme Court in Male
Security forces standing guard outside the Supreme Court in Male after Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency yesterday. Picture: Mihaaru newspaper.

AFP/Malé

The Maldives' highest court Tuesday revoked an order to release nine high-profile political prisoners a day after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency and arrested two top judges.

The remaining three judges of the Supreme Court said in a statement they were rescinding the order to release the prisoners "in light of the concerns raised by the President".



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