Mass Arrests in Maldives

Mass Arrests  in MaldivesMass Arrests  in Maldives

Maldivian authorities have carried out mass arrests, including of opposition politicians, following a large anti-government protest demanding the release of jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed, officials said Saturday. Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said over 170 people had been detained by police since Friday night when an estimated 25,000 people took part in the protest march, AFP reported.