Maldives crisis: ‘We have a thug not President,’ MPs alleges Abdulla Yameen of inciting violence

Maldives crisis: ‘We have a thug not President,’ MPs alleges Abdulla Yameen of inciting violence

 

Malé: Maldivian Member of Parliament (MP) Abdulla Shahid on Thursday alleged President Abdulla Yameen of inciting violence.
Shahid on Twitter said, “President Yameen speaking to his supporters last night incited them to violence by telling them that he believed they would have killed & slaughtered the opposition if he had obeyed the SC Ruling of 1st Feb. We have a THUG not a President! #MaldivesInCrisis #StateOfEmergencyMV”
On Wednesday, the military in the Maldives reportedly threw around twelve Members of Parliament (MPs) from Joint Opposition out of the Parliament building.
“Parliament under military siege in #Maldives parliament today members were thrown out of the parliament building compound,” Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Thilafaiy tweeted.
On Tuesday, the military blocked MPs from entering the Parliament building.
Earlier on Tuesday, the military blocked MPs from entering into the Parliament building.
On Saturday, embattled Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen refused to meet with diplomats from the European Union, Germany and the United Kingdom after the state of emergency was imposed in the Maldives last week.
Earlier, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, termed the Maldives’ state of emergency as an “all-out assault on democracy”.
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also appealed to the Maldivian government to lift the emergency soon.
The Maldivian capital remained tense as opposition leaders across were being rounded up and placed under detention as Yameen, who has been refusing to obey SC’s orders directing him to release nine prominent leaders from prison, gave sweeping powers to the security forces.
Earlier this month, the Maldivian Supreme Court acquitted former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, former Maldivian Vice President Ahmed Adeeb and ordered the reinstatement of the 12 other parliamentary members.