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UN Official: Maldives State of Emergency Undermines Democracy

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has condemned the state of emergency imposed by the president of the Maldives as an ‘all-out assault on democracy’ and a violation of peoples’ rights. Zeid said the suspension of constitutional guarantees in the Maldives has created a dangerous concentration of power in the hands of President Abdulla Yameen. The Maldives president declared a state of emergency following an order by the country’s Supreme Court to release and...

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