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Police: Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribes


February 8, 2018

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the crisis, the country's acting police chief said Wednesday.

Police have "proof of these transactions" serving as evidence against Chief justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed, said Abdulla Nawaz, the acting police chief.

The two justices of the five-member court were arrested on Tuesday along with former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who Na...

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