Supreme Court judges seek India’s help as President Abdulla Yameen plans their sacking

 

Maldives : As the Maldives government headed by President Abdulla Yameen showed no intention to implement Supreme Court order last week to release jailed opposition leaders, apex court judges have reportedly asked India and other demcratic countries for help. The Maldivian Supreme Court, in a significant development on February 1, ordered the immediate release of the former president Mohamed Nasheed and other opposition leaders. The Times of India reported that Yameen was looking to sack SC judges, including chief justice Abdulla Saeed, by filing false cases against them. “The chief of judicial administration, Hasan Saeed, had his home raided on bribery charges and judges are being intimidated.