- Maldives' president had refused to obey an earlier Supreme Court order
- Order had demanded release of opposition leaders after unfair trials
- Attorney-General asked national bodies to disregard impeachment order
Attorney-General Mohamed Anil also asked all national bodies and defence units to disregard any Supreme Court ruling on impeaching Yameen.
"We have received information that things might happen that will lead to a national security crisis," Anil told reporters in the capital, Male.
"The information says the Supreme Court might issue a ruling to impeach or remove the president from power," he added. "State institutions have also received this information. Any institution of the state has no authority to exercise a power not afforded to them under the constitution. I have told them that in such a situation, law enforcement agencies should not obey a ruling in contravention of the constitution."
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