Maldives President Abdulla Yameen shuts parliament amid political turmoil

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July 24, 2017 8:58 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) – Maldives lawmakers were locked out of parliament Monday (July 24) after President Abdulla Yameen ordered it shut to prevent a vote to impeach his speaker, the opposition said, in the latest turmoil to grip the troubled honeymoon islands.