Category: release

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Maldives top courtroom reverses dissidents’ beginning

A political crisis in the Maldives has taken a new turn after three judges at the country’s top court reversed a landmark ruling to release nine opposition politicians. The new order on Tuesday came hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency and sent in security forces to storm the Supreme Court building…

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Protests in Maldives amid stress to release prisoners

Hundreds of people have rallied in the Maldives’ capital, Male, urging President Abdulla Yameen to comply with a court ruling ordering the release of several jailed opposition leaders. Protesters sang and danced outside an opposition campaign hall on Friday, chanting slogans such as “respect the constitution” and “enforce the Supreme Court ruling now”. The landmark…

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Turkish court overturns Taner Kilic initiating ruling

A Turkish court has overturned a decision to release the head of the local branch of Amnesty International from detention, the human rights group said, calling the ruling “a travesty of justice of spectacular proportions”. A court in Istanbul approved the state’s request on Thursday to keep Taner Kilic, head of Amnesty International Turkey, in…