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Maldives urged to ‘restore and uphold’ constitution

Faris Maumoon was taken into custody Saturday night accused of attempting to overthrow President Abdulla Yameen’s government by bribing politicians, days after he was released from six months in custody.

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Backlash over president’s Supreme Court comments

President Abdulla Yameen told a rally it was the president’s duty to intervene if state institutions, including the Supreme Court, lost their way.

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Police have no right to political opinion, says president

The president’s comments follow a backlash from the opposition after his spokesman said he had personally directed police to arrest his nephew and opposition MP Faris Maumoon.

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Faris arrest is ‘political atrocity’, says opposition

A spokesman from the President’s Office earlier confirmed that President Abdulla Yameen ordered police to arrest his nephew Faris.

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Supreme Court asked to remove president from power

Former president Mohamed Nasheed said that the four opposition leaders, including himself, have filed a case with the Supreme Court to remove Yameen over corruption and theft.

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‘No one is above the law’ after Faris taken into custody

MP Faris Maumoon was taken into custody Saturday night, accused of attempting to overthrow his uncle’s government by bribing politicians. His lawyers have appealed the decision at the High Court.

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MP arrested for attempting to overthrow government

Police spokesman Ahmed Shifan said the politician was arrested in relation to an ongoing investigation. He did not give further details.

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President orders nephew’s arrest

Faris Maumoon, who was in custody for six months while on trial for bribery, was given a conditional release last week by the Criminal Court.

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Gayoom accused of calling for a coup

The former president made the remarks at an opposition gathering and called for immediate reforms, saying there was no need to wait for a particular time.

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President accused of planning 2015 May Day unrest

Adeeb, who is serving a jail sentence on multiple charges, released a statement on the thousandth day of Imran’s jailing.

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Freed MP urges government to release opposition leaders

All opposition leaders, aside from former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, are either in prison or exile as the Maldives prepares for this year’s presidential polls.

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MP Faris released from custody after six months

The criminal court set three conditions for his release: not attempting to influence or tamper with evidence against him; getting the court’s permission before any travels out of the capital, Malé, and attending court hearings.

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Government blasts Nasheed over terror threat claims

Mohamed Nasheed said there was a parallel state of religious radicals ready to overrun the country and there were 300 Maldivians fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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UN body urged to rule that Nasheed’s disqualification is illegal

Mohamed Nasheed is currently ineligible to contest the election as he was sentenced to 13 years in prison on a controversial terrorism charge.

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Extremists and land grabs herald trouble in paradise, says Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed, the exiled leader of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, cannot run for president due to a prison sentence.

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Special Ops disperse opposition protesters

Photos show protesters holding placards that said “Stop the damages and injury to Gasim” and “Against stealing and corruption”.

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Opposition leader’s resorts raided by police and customs

Jumhooree Party leader Gasim is currently in Germany after fleeing the Maldives on medical leave while serving a three-year jail term after being convicted of bribery.

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