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Saturday, August 14, 2004

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | State of emergency for Maldives: "State of emergency for Maldives

A state of emergency has been declared in the Maldives, after a protest by about 5,000 people for more democracy and the release of political prisoners. Government spokesman Dr Ahmed Shaheed said the emergency was declared on Friday after a rare show of dissent in the one-party nation turned violent. Four police officers were reportedly stabbed and about 50 arrests made. (.. read more..)"

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