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UN Group Says Rule of Law 'Under Siege' in Maldives Crisis

A U.N. rights group said on Monday the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives was an attack on the independence of the judiciary and undermined the rule of law. Regional power India has joined Britain, the United States and the United Nations in calling for the lifting of last week's state of emergency and the freeing of the two judges. The Muslim-majority Maldives, best known for its luxury beach resorts, has been in crisis since...

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