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Maldives declares state of emergency: official

AFP
Published : Nov 4, 2015, 2:01 pm IST
Updated : Nov 4, 2015, 2:01 pm IST

The state of emergency has been declared for a period of 30 days starting 12 pm

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen (Photo: AFP)
 Maldives President Abdulla Yameen (Photo: AFP)

The state of emergency has been declared for a period of 30 days starting 12 pm

Maldives

: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, giving sweeping powers to security forces to arrest suspects ahead of a major anti-government protest rally, his spokesman said.

"(The) Maldives declares state of emergency for a period of 30 days starting 12 pm (0700 GMT) Wednesday," the presidential spokesman Muaz Ali tweeted.

Location: Maldives