Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

Maldives to lift state of emergency, charge ex-president, chief justice with bribery

Under the emergency, Yameen’s administration arrested former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the chief justice, another Supreme Court judge, and a Supreme Court administrator on allegations of attempting to overthrow the government.

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after top court validates emergency rule

Yameen’s government has so far ignored international calls to lift the state of emergency, first declared on February, 5 for 15 days, and release opposition leaders from jail

Maldives: Democracy under ‘all-out assault’

“President Yameen has, to put it bluntly, usurped the authority of the State’s rule-of-law institutions and its ability to work independently from the executive,” Mr Zeid said.

In Maldives political crisis, an opportunity for jihadists

In 2008, Maldives national Ali Assham, alleged to have been involved with the Lashkar-e-Taiba network and accused of attacking the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore in 2005, was deported from Sri Lanka to Maldives.