US criticizes court in Maldives for sacking elections officials, throwing vote into doubt

  • by: KRISHAN FRANCIS , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 11, 2014 - 12:55 AM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The United States has criticized the highest court in the Maldives after it sacked the country's elections commissioner and gave him a suspended six-month jail term for contempt of court, throwing into doubt a parliamentary election set for this month.

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