Arab Times

Chief prosecutor fired after lifting emergency


MALI, Maldives, Nov 11, (AFP): The Maldives parliament sacked the chief prosecutor shortly after the government bowed to internatio­nal pressure and lifted a state of emergency imposed after an alleged plot to blow up the president.

At a hastily convened midnight session of parliament on Tuesday, ruling party legislator­s voted overwhelmi­ngly to sack Prosecutor General Muhthaz Muhsin without disclosing the allegation­s against him.

The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party boycotted the vote, saying it was rushed.

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