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Maldives sacks chief prosecutor after lifting emergency
Published :Thursday, 12 November, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 18

MALÉ, Nov 11 : The Maldives parliament sacked the chief prosecutor shortly after the government bowed to international pressure and lifted a state of emergency imposed after an alleged plot to blow up the president.
At a hastily convened midnight session of parliament on Tuesday, ruling party legislators voted overwhelmingly to sack Prosecutor General Muhthaz Muhsin without disclosing the allegations against him.
The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party boycotted the vote, saying it was rushed.
The MDP believes Muhsin was removed on suspicion of supporting estranged Vice President Ahmed Adeeb who is accused of trying to topple President Abdulla Yameen.
"The prosecutor general has undoubtedly done some questionable things in the past. All those things must be looked into. However, the problem is the way this is being done through the parliament," MDP lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed told reporters in Male early Wednesday.     ?AFP

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