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Wed, September 19, 2018
EU delegation arrives in Maldives
Dhaka, 9 Feb, Abnews: A special delegation from the European Union (EU) has arrived in the Maldives amid the ongoing political crisis in the country.
 
The EU delegates had met the opposition and heard their concerns regarding the current developments in the country. The team had also met with the leaders of the ruling party.
 
No further details regarding the meetings have been revealed yet.
 
Following the president’s unexpected move on Monday, there was a chorus of international ‘concerns’ aimed at the Maldivian government. Neighbouring India and Sri Lanka, and even the US, UK and Germany had called the government to immediately implement the Supreme Court ruling issued last Thursday, which freed some high-profile political prisoners, reinstated the 12 lawmakers who were unseated, and annulled its previous ruling on floor crossing.
 
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein termed the Maldives' state of emergency an "all-out assault on democracy".
 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also appealed to the government to lift the emergency.
 
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