Maldives president asked Parliament for extension of state of emergency

Vastavam web: The president of the Maldives has asked Parliament to extend a state of emergency by two weeks as political turmoil continues in the country.President Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared the emergency after the Supreme Court ordered the release of his political opponents who were imprisoned after trials that were criticized for alleged violation of due process. They include Mohamed Nasheed, the country’s first president elected in a free election, who is one of Yameens main rivals.