Maldives Police Service (MPS) says out of the people arrested at the opposition rally, only six remains under custody.
Police said that rumors are circulating that there are a large number of rally participants under police custody, which is not true.
According to police, there are six people, all males, remaining under police custody from those who were arrested on February 16 and 17. These people were arrested for obstructing police duty, police said.
Police, however, did not state how many people were arrested during the rally.
Many protestors have gotten arrested during the series of rallies held by the opposition, calling on the government to obey and implement the Supreme Court ruling.
Four senior activists of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) got arrested on Thursday night while others, including MDP’s Vice President Mohamed Shifaz, MDP’s National Committee member Hussain Amuru and three other senior members were arrested during Friday night’s rally.
Furthermore, police had arrested South Galolhu MP Ahmed Mahloof, Ihavandhoo MP Mohamed Abdulla, Kendhoo MP Ali Hussain and some journalists during the rally.
This comes at a time when many have been pouring complaints of police using undue force to disperse rallies and obstructing journalists from covering the rally. Some journalists had to be treated at the hospital due to the unnecessary force used by police to disperse rallies.
Raajje TV journalist, Hussain Hassan who sustained injuries when police used force to obstruct him while he was covering the rally, had travelled to Sri Lanka for further treatment on Sunday.