The President’s office said that President Yameen had declared a state of emergency, under Article 253 of the Constitution of the Republic of Maldives, for the next 15 days.The state of emergency was declared as the Maldives Government and the supreme court went head to head over a court ruling to free several political prisoners, including former President Mohamed Nasheed.The Maldives Government refused to comply with the supreme court ruling saying it posed several challenges. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom ruled the country as the President of Maldives from 1978 to 2008. He has, in the recent past, supported the opposition against President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s daughter Yumna Maumoon said the police broke down the door and arrested her father and her husband. A tense situation prevailed in the Maldives since the court order was issued with several protests being staged demanding that the court order be implemented. (Colombo Gazette) Nasheed, who is in self-exile, said the declaration of a state of emergency was unconstitutional and illegal. The Maldives media reported that Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son-in-law were arrested on the charges of plotting to overthrow the Government.The move came just minutes after President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared a state of emergency. Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son-in-law were arrested by the Maldives authorities.In a late night operation after declaring a state of emergency, the Maldives security forces broke into Gayoom’s house and arrested him as well as his son-in-law.
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