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Maldives declares state of emergency as troops storm Supreme Court

President Abdulla Yameen imposes curfew after refusing court order to free jailed

opposition figuresMaldives President Abdulla Yameen has declared a state of emergency for 15 days amid a political crisis. Security forces are reported to have entered the Supreme Court following his refusal to carry out its ruling that jailed opposition leaders should be freed. Last week the court revoked terrorism charges against nine leading opposition figures including the country's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, who is now in exile.