6 February 2018, MALE:
“President Yameen has illegally declared martial law and overrun the state. We must remove him from power. The people of the Maldives have a legitimate request to world governments, especially to India and the United States.
“We would like the Indian government to send an envoy, backed by its military, to free the judges and the political detainees, including former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, from their detention and to bring them to their homes. We are asking for a physical presence.
“We would also like the US government to ensure that US financial institutions stop all US$ financial transactions of the regime leaders in the Maldives.”