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.

| Updated: Feb 6, 2018, 22:36 IST

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen speaks of the dismissal of Vice President Ahmed Adeeb from his duties during his Address to the Nation in Male.(File)Maldives President Abdulla Yameen speaks of the dismissal of Vice President Ahmed Adeeb from his duties during… Read More

MALE: The Maldives’ highest court on 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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