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Maldives declares state of emergency as Yameen tightens grip on power

Arrested supreme court judges were seen being escorted by troops of police to jail by sea and on land.

As midnight approached, roads leading to the Supreme Court had been barricaded. At one spot, police with batons charged protesters to disperse them.

China, the United States and India issued travel advisories for the Maldives, a country of 400,000 people best known as a beach paradise for the tourists that provide most of its foreign currency revenue.

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