Maldives ex-president issues video before his arrest

A video has emerged showing former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom delivering a message before his arrest on Monday as a political crisis leaves the country on edge. The video was recorded and distributed to the media by Gayoom's niece. Gayoom is the half-brother of current President Abdulla Yameen who observers say is trying to tighten his grip on power by declaring a state of emergency, ordering arrests and defying Supreme Court verdicts.

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