Category: arrests

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Maldives navy seals off parliament, arrests MPs

Security forces in the Maldives  have sealed off the country’s parliament and arrested two opposition legislators amid a deepening crisis over President Abdulla Yameen’s refusal to free jailed politicians. Soldiers in riot gear surrounded the parliament building in Male on Sunday soon after the opposition petitioned the parliament to remove the island nation’s attorney general and…

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More protests expected in Tunisia after mass arrests

Activists in Tunisia have called for a major demonstration against the government’s decision to increase taxes and the prices of basic goods, after hundreds of people were arrested in previous days of protests. Nearly a week of sometimes violent protests across the country followed the announcement of austerity measures in this year’s budget, which took effect…