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The Latest: US slams Maldives state of emergency declaration

Feb 05, 2018 - Associated Press

MALE, Maldives (AP) - The Latest on turmoil in the Maldives after the Supreme Court ordered the release of a group of political prisoners (all times local):

3:30 a.m.

The United States is strongly criticizing the president of the Maldives for declaring a state of emergency after the Supreme Court ordered the release of imprisoned opposition leaders.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the emergency declared on Monday gives sweeping powers to security forces to arre...