Authorities release opposition MPs Solih and Azim


The Maldives Correctional Services released lawmakers Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the leader of the Maldivian Democratic Party's parliamentary group, and MP Ali Azim. They were arrested at an opposition rally calling for judicial independence and President Abdulla Yameen's release



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28th March: MP Ibrahim Mohamed Solih leaving the state's detention facility in capital city Malé. He was arrested on March 16th under the government's contentious state of emergency, while at a demonstration calling for the president's resignation and judicial independence. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

28th March: MP Ali Azim greeted after his release. He was arrested on March 16th as well and was released after a nine-day remand passed on March 19th. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

28th March: MP Ali Azim greeted after his release. He was arrested on March 16th as well and was released after a nine-day remand passed on March 19th. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

28th March: MP Ali Azim greeted after his release. He was arrested on March 16th as well and was released after a nine-day remand passed on March 19th. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

28th March: MP Ali Azim greeted after his release. He was arrested on March 16th as well and was released after a nine-day remand passed on March 19th. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

28th March: MP Ali Azim sharing a moment with fellow opposition aligned lawmaker Eva Abdulla, as the Maldivian Democratic Party's deputy president Mohamed Shifaz looks on. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV

28th March: MP Ali Azim greeted after his release. He was arrested on March 16th as well and was released after a nine-day remand passed on March 19th. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhaan/RaajjeMV