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Maldives court releases ex-president in stunning blow to regime

Malé (Maldives) (AFP) - The Maldives' top court Thursday ordered the release of nine key political prisoners in a surprise move that cleared the way for exiled former leader Mohamed Nasheed to run for president. The atoll nation's joint opposition welcomed the surprise ruling, which has also granted them a parliamentary majority and stunned the government of strongman President Abdulla Yameen.
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