Maldives president says arrested deputy is threat to national security

Ahmed Adeeb is being held on Dhoonidhoo Detention prison island on treason chargesMalé (Maldives) (AFP) – Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Sunday described his deputy as a threat to national security after his arrest over an alleged attempt to assassinate Yameen in a speedboat bombing last month. Soldiers and police patrolled the capital Male’s streets in stepped up security, one day after vice president Ahmed Adeeb was arrested as he arrived back in the honeymoon islands from an official trip abroad. “The vice president is being detained for the safety and security of the entire nation,” Yameen said in a nationally televised address.

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