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Celebrations Turn to Clashes After Maldives Court Orders Politicians Freed

Opponents of the Maldives government clashed with police on the streets of the capital Friday as they demanded the release of imprisoned politicians whose convictions were overturned by the Supreme Court. The court late Thursday had ordered the release of politicians including ex-President Mohamed Nasheed, who lives in exile in Britain, because it found their guilty verdicts had been influenced by the government. Hundreds of people celebrated in Male by waving the country’s flag, but...

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