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Pressure rises on Maldives leader to obey court order to free jailed foes

By Mohamed Junayd MALE (Reuters) - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen fired his second police chief in three days and the opposition said it feared violence, as the island nation was pitched deeper into a crisis caused by Yameen's failure to obey a court order to free jailed opponents. Three days after the Supreme Court threw out terrorism convictions against Yameen's political opponents, his government on Saturday was still ignoring international and domestic pressure to set them free.
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