Supreme courts

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, file photo, Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed stands for the national anthem during the swearing in ceremony of President Mohamed Nasheed in Male, Maldives. A lawyer for Saeed 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. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File)
February 08, 2018 - 6:50 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — China dismissed accusations from the former leader of the Maldives that it is attempting to effectively buy up the Indian Ocean island state, while the Maldives said Thursday it was sending envoys to three countries to explain its ongoing political crisis. Chinese Foreign...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, file photo, Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed stands for the national anthem during the swearing in ceremony of President Mohamed Nasheed in Male, Maldives. A lawyer for Saeed 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. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:40 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' chief justice is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear, his lawyer said Thursday, expressing grave concern about the reaction to the Supreme Court's surprise ruling last...
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Maldives policemen clear the area of supreme court after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 07, 2018 - 9:23 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — 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...
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Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 07, 2018 - 2:24 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in the Maldives after the country's supreme court ordered imprisoned politicians released and the president declared a state of emergency (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The government of the Maldives is inviting representatives of foreign...
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In this late Sunday, Feb.4, 2018 photo, Maldivian opposition supporters shout slogans during a protest as they the urge the government to obey a Supreme Court order to release and retry political prisoners, including an ex-president in Male, Maldives. The political crisis in the Maldives deepened Monday, as the government of the island nation said it would not obey a Supreme Court order to free a group of imprisoned opposition leaders. Placards in Divehi language from left, to right, read, "protect the citizens , carry out the supreme court's order, free political prisoners and to uphold justice". (AP Photo/ Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 07, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the crisis, the country's acting police chief said...
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FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, opposition politician Miguna Miguna, center, raises his fist as a gesture to the crowd as he stands next to opposition leader Raila Odinga, center-right, and politician James Orengo, far right, as Odinga holds an oath during a mock "swearing-in" ceremony at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's government said Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 that it had deported Miguna to Canada, despite a judge's order requiring him to be produced in court Wednesday, after he was arrested for witnessing the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:21 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's government said Wednesday it had deported a politician arrested for witnessing the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president," an event it calls treason, as fears grew that East Africa's most stable democracy is becoming...
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FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, opposition politician Miguna Miguna, center, raises his fist as a gesture to the crowd as he stands next to opposition leader Raila Odinga, center-right, and politician James Orengo, far right, as Odinga holds an oath during a mock "swearing-in" ceremony at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's government said Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 that it had deported Miguna to Canada, despite a judge's order requiring him to be produced in court Wednesday, after he was arrested for witnessing the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:19 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's government said Wednesday it had deported a politician arrested for witnessing the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president," an event it calls treason, as fears grew that East Africa's most stable democracy is becoming...
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach walks off stage after speaking at a news conference prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 07, 2018 - 6:00 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): 8 p.m. IOC President Thomas Bach won't say what he thinks will happen with appeals filed by Russian athletes trying to gain entry into the Pyeongchang Olympics. Two groups of Russians, 47 in all, have...
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Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 06, 2018 - 8:25 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The president of the Maldives said Tuesday he ordered a state of emergency to investigate "this plot, this coup" involving a Supreme Court ruling last week that ordered the release of imprisoned opposition leaders, including many of his political rivals. "This is not a state...
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Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 06, 2018 - 6:27 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The president of the Maldives said Tuesday he ordered a state of emergency to investigate "this plot, this coup" involving a Supreme Court ruling last week that ordered the release of imprisoned opposition leaders, including many of his political rivals. "This is not a state...
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