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Maldives President Asks Court to Revoke Order to Release Detained Politicians

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen asked the island nation's Supreme Court Monday to revoke its recent order to release detained political leaders. Yameen's administration has defied the top court's order, handed down last week, to release the prisoners. Also Monday, the state health minister resigned in protest against the president's decision to ignore the court order. Hussain Rasheed said in his resignation letter: "My conscience does not allow me to work under a...

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