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Police continue to arrest activists; opposition dismayed by 'unfair' treatment

Nafaahath Ibrahim
21 February 2018, MVT 11:14
Police sending MDP rally participants out of the MDP main hub. PHOTO/HUSSAIN WAHEED MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
21 February 2018, MVT 11:14

Two people were arrested on Tuesday from an opposition gathering in support of the Supreme Court verdict on February 1.

They were, however, released on the same night.

Main opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) said that the two individuals were prominent activists of the party.

MDP revealed that its Maamigili branch vice president Naseera Adam was also taken into police custody, but was later released.

The opposition has been protesting regularly every night since the top court's landmark ruling. However, the police continue to dismantle the gatherings every night. The opposition has been voicing concerns about the police not treating their fairly; while the police regularly offer security to ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) meetings, it does not extend the same courtesy to the opposition, they alleged.

Several people have been arrested from the opposition gatherings - some are still in police custody.