Maldivian president Yameen Abdul Gayoom surrounded by body guards greets supporters in Male. The Supreme Court is said to be trying to impeach the president for not releasing a handful of lawmakers. Photo: AP

Maldives facing ‘national security crisis’ as top court seeks to impeach President Yameen over jailed politicians

Attorney general warns state agencies to disregard the Supreme Court’s ruling to remove the country’s leader

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Maldivian president Yameen Abdul Gayoom surrounded by body guards greets supporters in Male. The Supreme Court is said to be trying to impeach the president for not releasing a handful of lawmakers. Photo: AP
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