The Maldives is braced for more clashes between the police and opposition activists demonstrating over a man allegedly killed in police custody.
The man's battered body was discovered in the harbour of the capital Male.
The government has denied allegations by the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party that he died in police custody.
The opposition says it is losing faith in commitments made by President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to loosen his nearly three-decade-long hold on power.
The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) says it is determined to go ahead with a protest on Friday. read more