Maldives president fired a national police chief for 2nd time in 3 days

Vastavam web: The president of the Maldives has fired a national police chief for the second time in three days, as political unrest grows after a court ordered the release and retrial of political prisoners, including an ex- president.President Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s office says he dismissed Ahmed Saudhee today and appointed Deputy Police Commissioner Abdulla Nawaz to act as interim police chief. No reason was given for the dismissal.Thursday night’s court ruling ordered the release and retrial of politicians opposed to Gayoom, including ex- President Mohammed Nasheed, saying their guilty verdicts were politically influenced.