The Maldives

Strong-arm tactics

Print edition : June 08, 2018

Maldivian police arrest a protester appealing for the release of opposition leaders held in jail in Male. Photo: Ahmed Shurau/AFP

Abdulla Saeed, the Chief Justice whom Yameen jailed. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Mohamed Nasheed, former President. Photo: Alastair Grant/AP

Abdulla Yameen, President. Photo: KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP

In the run-up to the presidential election, anyone who has dared to oppose President Abdulla Yameen has been imprisoned—the latest being two Supreme Court judges—and harassment of opposition candidates continues unabated.
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