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MALE, Maldives | Maldives ex-president ends exile, criticizes current leaders

MALE, Maldives — The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home Thursday after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term. Mohamed Nasheed traveled by boat parade from the airport island to the national capital, Male, where he was welcomed by his party members and supporters. At a news … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldives ex-president ends exile, criticizes current leaders

MANILA, Philippines  | Philippine top judge, Duterte’s critic, ousted by colleagues

MANILA, Philippines  — The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country’s authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow magistrates that she and hundreds of protesters called unconstitutional and a threat to democracy. Court spokesman Theodore Te said justices voted 8-6  to grant a petition by the government’s solicitor-general … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines  | Philippine top judge, Duterte’s critic, ousted by colleagues

Lawyers say Maldives’ top judge unconstitutionally detained

MALE, Maldives /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A lawyer for the Maldives’ chief justice says he is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear following last week’s surprise ruling to free jailed politicians. The lawyer expressed grave concern about the detention of Chief … Continue reading Lawyers say Maldives’ top judge unconstitutionally detained