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8 bonnes raisons de partir aux Maldives

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8 bonnes raisons de partir aux Maldives

- 1/Survoler les atolls Se rendre à l’hôtel aux Maldives depuis l’aéroport de Malé est une expérience unique car la plupart des resorts sont desservis en hydravion. Un vol avec une vue imprenable sur les lagons et les dégradés de bleus qui longent les îles. Une escapade romantique qui plante d’entrée le décor. 2/ Lézarder sur une chaise longue « Quel temps va-t-il faire demain ? »

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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

- COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views. Hussain Rasheed, the father of Yameen Rasheed who was stabbed to death on Sunday, told reporters in neighbouring Sri Lanka that his son was a Muslim who spoke out in his blog against rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago state

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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

- COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views. Hussain Rasheed, the father of Yameen Rasheed who was stabbed to death on Sunday, told reporters in neighbouring Sri Lanka that his son was a Muslim who spoke out in his blog against rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago state

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Maldives hit by ISIS fears as blogger who slammed extremists is hacked to death on the Brit honeymoon hotspot

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Maldives hit by ISIS fears as blogger who slammed extremists is hacked to death on the Brit honeymoon hotspot

- A MALDIVIAN blogger who mocked ISIS thugs has been hacked to death in the popular Brit honeymoon destination. Yameen Rasheed was found dead in his apartment in Maldives’ capital city Malé on Sunday with multiple stab wounds on his neck and chest. The 29-year-old activist, who identified himself as a “disobedient writer” online, posted criticism of radical Islam and poked fun at the nation’s politicians on his blog, The Daily Panic

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Maldives: Un jeune blogueur anti-régime assassiné de plusieurs coups de couteau

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Maldives: Un jeune blogueur anti-régime assassiné de plusieurs coups de couteau

- 20 Minutes avec agences. Yameen Rasheed, le blogueur maldivien auteur de , très influent et très critique envers la classe politique, a été retrouvé grièvement blessé de plusieurs coups de couteau dans l’escalier de son immeuble de Malé, la capitale du pays. Conduit à l’hôpital, l’homme de 29 ans est décédé ce dimanche des suites de ses graves blessures au cou et à la poitrine

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Liberal blogger, activist murdered in Maldives capital

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Liberal blogger, activist murdered in Maldives capital

- Written by Praveen Swami | New Delhi | Published:April 24, 2017 2:34 am Yameen Rasheed, a prominent Maldivian democratic rights advocates and a key figure in a new generation of campaigners against religious fundamentalism, was stabbed to death in the country’s capital, Malé. He was found with multiple stab wounds in the stairway of his apartment building at 3 am on Sunday, and died soon after he was taken to the hospital, city authorities said

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Liberal blogger stabbed to death in Maldives

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Liberal blogger stabbed to death in Maldives

- A liberal blogger was stabbed to death in the Maldives’ capital today, his family and colleagues said, the latest media personality to be targeted in the troubled honeymoon destination. Yameen Rasheed, 29, was found in the stairwell of his Male apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest. He died after being taken to hospital. His blog, The Daily Panic, was known for poking fun at the nation’s politicians

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Human rights advocate found stabbed to death in the Maldives

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Human rights advocate found stabbed to death in the Maldives

- COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in the Maldives said Sunday that they're investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and human rights advocate.

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Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed stabbed to death in restive capital

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Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed stabbed to death in restive capital

- A liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said today. He was 29. Rasheed was found in the stairwell of his apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest today and died shortly after being taken to hospital, family members said. His blog, The Daily Panic, had a considerable following and was known for poking fun at politicians in the nation of some 340,000 Sunni Muslims

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Unwind in Maldives and Mauritius

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Unwind in Maldives and Mauritius

- Ocean-facing hotels The Residence Maldives and The Residence Mauritius are introducing new treatments and wellness offerings designed to appeal to male guests, due to increased demand. For optimal relaxation, try the Travel Reviver ($440) at the Maldives, a combination of the Heaven Massage which relieves stress-related tension, and a Clarins Skin Facial for Men. There's also the Facial for Men with Bison-Grass ($203), an energising facial using the renowned medicinal properties of bison-grass extract to remove signs of fatigue, energise cells and tone blood vessels

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Katie Price escapes prosecution in the Maldives after topless beach exploits

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Katie Price escapes prosecution in the Maldives after topless beach exploits

- KATIE Price escaped the Maldives without getting busted for her illegal topless sunbathing antics. Photos showed the reality star frolicking in the sea – apparently in breach of the Islamic nation’s strict Sharia law. Incredibly , went topless while sharing the plush Kandima Resort with a DOZEN of Maldives finest cops but they missed the spectacle. The cops had also been staying there for a week of meetings – but told The Sun that after becoming aware of her topless antics they had decided not to prosecute the star

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From bikinis to body cream, family holiday in Maldives can’t stop serial plugger Katie Price from cashing in

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From bikinis to body cream, family holiday in Maldives can’t stop serial plugger Katie Price from cashing in

- THEY say never mix business and pleasure, but grafter Katie Price just can’t help herself. Even on a family holiday with hubby Kieran Hayler and her five kids, she is hard at it — flogging everything from bikinis to body cream. Since Katie, 38, landed in the Maldives the snaps she has shared on Twitter and Instagram have boasted more plugs than Currys

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Vogue model, 21, who became a medical student commits suicide in her uni halls

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Vogue model, 21, who became a medical student commits suicide in her uni halls

- A MALDIVIAN model and medical student who appeared on the front cover of Vogue India magazine has been found dead in her room after she reportedly committed suicide. The body of Raudha Athif, 21, a second-year student at Islami Bank Medical College in Rajshahi Bangladesh, was discovered in her dorm room by horrified classmates living in the same block. Police recovered her body on Wednesday around 12pm and was taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for an autopsy, dailystar

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Saudi king postpones visit to the Maldives over swine flu

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Saudi king postpones visit to the Maldives over swine flu

- COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) — The Maldives’ government said on Friday (March 17) that Saudi Arabia’s king has postponed an official visit because of the spread of swine flu in the archipelago nation. King Salman was scheduled to visit the Maldives on Saturday. The president’s office quoted Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim as saying that a new date will be decided later. According to health ministry statistics, 105 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, since January and two have died in the small country of 340,000 people

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Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

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Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

- SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives — There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What's left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs across the globe in what has fast become a full-blown ecological catastrophe

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Danny Dyer vows to “whisk wife Joanne Mas to the Maldives for no expenses spared second honeymoon” following EastEnders break

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Danny Dyer vows to “whisk wife Joanne Mas to the Maldives for no expenses spared second honeymoon” following EastEnders break

- DANNY Dyer has promised his wife a luxurious trip away to celebrate their marriage with an exotic second honeymoon. The troubled EastEnders star, 39, finally tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Joanne Mas on 3 September 2016 after 20 years of being together. Danny – who has recently spent time in South Africa while on a break from his hectic EastEnders filming schedule – is hoping to whisk his wife away to the Maldives for some quality time together

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Maldives to charge 7 people in blogger’s death
Maldives to charge 7 people in blogger’s death COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Maldives police said on Monday they have substantial evidence against seven people in connection with the killing of a blogger in April and will soon file charges against them in court. All seven are currently in detention. In a statement, the police named three people who they said actually carried out the killing. The blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was found stabbed near his apartment on April 23   Read More ...
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Maldives to charge 7 people in blogger’s death
Maldives to charge 7 people in blogger’s death COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Maldives police said on Monday they have substantial evidence against seven people in connection with the killing of a blogger in April and will soon file charges against them in court. All seven are currently in detention. In a statement, the police named three people who they said actually carried out the killing. The blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was found stabbed near his apartment on April 23   Read More ...
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Maldives detains 7 people in death of anti-radical blogger
Maldives detains 7 people in death of anti-radical blogger COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The Maldives government says it has substantial evidence against seven people in connection with the killing of a blogger in April and will soon file charges against them in court. All seven are currently in detention. In a statement Monday, the government named three people who it said actually carried out the killing. The blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was found stabbed near his apartment on April 23   Read More ...
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Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles
NEW DELHI (AP) - The World Health Organization said Tuesday that Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease. The Maldives has not reported any case of indigenous measles since 2009, and Bhutan since 2012, WHO said. "WHO commends them for this momentous public health achievement," said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director of WHO Southeast Asia   Read More ...
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WHO: Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles
NEW DELHI (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease. The Maldives has not reported any case of indigenous measles since 2009, and Bhutan since 2012, WHO said. "WHO commends them for this momentous public health achievement," said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director of WHO Southeast Asia   Read More ...
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Murdered Maldives Blogger's Father Demands International Probe At UN
Murdered Maldives Blogger's Father Demands International Probe At UN Geneva: The father of murdered blogger Yameen Rasheed in the Maldives accused police Friday of trying to cover up the case, and appealed to the United Nations for an investigation. Speaking to AFP on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council, Hussain Rasheed said he had come to Geneva "to raise my voice internationally and to put pressure on the government to achieve justice for my son   Read More ...
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Maldives joins 4 other nations in cutting ties with Qatar
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Maldives has announced it is severing diplomatic ties with Qatar over its alleged support for Islamist groups. It joined Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday and began withdrawing its diplomatic staff. The foreign ministry said in a statement that Maldives has pursued a policy of promoting peace and stability in the Middle East, and the decision was made because of its firm opposition to activities that encourage terrorism and extremism   Read More ...
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The Latest: Iran calls for peaceful solution to Gulf crisis
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the Gulf Arab states dispute with Qatar (all times local): Iran says rising tensions among its Arab Gulf neighbors threaten the interests of everyone in the region and has called for "political and peaceful methods" to resolve the crisis. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Egypt, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the gas-rich nation of supporting regional terrorist groups   Read More ...
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Maldives joins 4 other nations in cutting ties with Qatar
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Maldives has announced it is severing diplomatic ties with Qatar over its alleged support for Islamist groups. It joined Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday and began withdrawing its diplomatic staff. The foreign ministry said in a statement that Maldives has pursued a policy of promoting peace and stability in the Middle East, and the decision was made because of its firm opposition to activities that encourage terrorism and extremism   Read More ...
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Maldives follows Saudi Arabia, Egypt in severing ties with Qatar
The Maldives said on Monday it was severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, following a coordinated move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, who accused the Gulf state of supporting terrorism. "The Maldives took the decision because of its firm opposition to activities that encourage terrorism and extremism," the government of the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago nation said in a statement   Read More ...
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Trump climate move a Maldives 'death sentence'
Trump climate move a Maldives 'death sentence' By Philip Whiteside, News Reporter. The former president of the Maldives has said that Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord is a "death sentence" for his country. Mohamed Nasheed insisted the man-made changes in climate that the accord is designed to limit have big impacts on island communities like his. The archipelago is the flattest country on Earth and experts say it is extremely vulnerable to sea level changes   Read More ...
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Adrift for 5 days, Maldivian ship rescued by INS Kirch
Panaji: The Indian Navy has rescued a Maldivian ship ‘MV Maria 3’, which had suffered a propulsion failure and was adrift for five days. The Maldivian ship had on board six sailors, including a woman, from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Maldives, said a statement issued by the Indian Navy on Wednesday. The ship, which had departed from Male on May15, had lost contact with shore on May 16, following which the Maldivian Coast Guard sought the Indian Navy’s assistance   Read More ...
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Indian Navy rescues Maldivian ship
The Indian Navy successfully rescued a Maldivian ship ‘MV Maria 3’ which had suffered propulsion failure and was adrift for five days at high sea. At the time of rescue, the Maldivian ship had six sailors on board, including a woman, from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives, said a statement issued by Indian Navy here on Wednesday. The statement said that the ship, which had departed from Male on May15, had lost contact with shore from next day following which the Maldivian Coast Guard had sought Indian Navy’s assistance in search and rescue operations   Read More ...
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Father of slain Maldives journalist says his govt stalling probe
Father of slain Maldives journalist says his govt stalling probe Written by Praveen Swami | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2017 5:38 am HUSSAIN RASHEED, the father of the murdered Maldivian journalist and democratic-rights activist Yameen Rasheed, has told The Indian Express he fears the country’s government is seeking to shield individuals involved in organising the killing. “In the absence of international pressure, I am afraid this case will go the same way of so many others killed for their beliefs in the Maldives,” he said   Read More ...
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Indian Navy traces missing Maldivian landing craft with six crew members
Indian Navy traces missing Maldivian landing craft with six crew members The Indian Navy has traced a Maldivian landing craft with six crew members, three days after it went missing while travelling between two islands in the Maldives. A Dronier aircraft of the Navy first located the landing craft — Maria 3– 120 nautical miles east of Male last evening following which INS Kirch reached out to the ship and provided required assistance   Read More ...
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Indian Navy traces missing Maldivian landing craft
Indian Navy traces missing Maldivian landing craft The Indian Navy had sent the INS Kirch and the Dornier aircraft yesterday for the search and rescue operation of the missing vessel. The Indian Navy has traced a Maldivian landing craft with six crew members, three days after it went missing while travelling between two islands in the Maldives. A of the Navy first located the landing craft -- Maria 3-- 120 nautical miles east of Male last evening following which INS Kirch reached out to the ship and provided required assistance   Read More ...
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Slain Maldivian blogger’s father demands justice
Slain Maldivian blogger’s father demands justice The father of a prominent Maldivian blogger who was murdered last month has asked for India’s help for securing justice for his son. Hussein Rasheed alleged in a chat with The Hindu that his son Yameen Rasheed was murdered by gangsters who probably were employed by Islamists in the Maldives. “The gangsters did not have any enmity with my son. They probably got a contract to kill Yameen from those who had been threatening him for years,” said the father, who held the Maldivian government responsible for failing to provide security to his son   Read More ...
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Maldives blogger slain: Father seeks India’s help for justice
Maldives blogger slain: Father seeks India’s help for justice The father of slain Maldivian blogger Yameen Rasheed today sought India’s assistance in ensuring an “impartial probe” into the killing of his son that has attracted global condemnation. Yameen, 29, was stabbed to death on April 23 in Maldives capital Male. He was known for satirising the country’s political establishment and religious orthodoxy in his blog, ‘The Daily Panic’. During an interaction here, Yameen’s father Hussain Rasheed recalled, “On Aril 23, I received a call early in the morning that my son has been stabbed   Read More ...
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8 bonnes raisons de partir aux Maldives
8 bonnes raisons de partir aux Maldives 1/Survoler les atolls Se rendre à l’hôtel aux Maldives depuis l’aéroport de Malé est une expérience unique car la plupart des resorts sont desservis en hydravion. Un vol avec une vue imprenable sur les lagons et les dégradés de bleus qui longent les îles. Une escapade romantique qui plante d’entrée le décor. 2/ Lézarder sur une chaise longue « Quel temps va-t-il faire demain ? »   Read More ...
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UN experts condemn brutal murder of journalist in Maldives
UN experts condemn brutal murder of journalist in Maldives A group of United Nations human rights experts have “strongly” condemned the murder of a prominent journalist and human rights defender in Maldives and called on the authorities to conduct a public inquiry into the killing and bring those responsible to justice. Yameen Rasheed – an outspoken critic of the government who wrote about alleged public corruption and human rights violations – was found stabbed in the stairway of his home in the capital Male last month   Read More ...
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UN experts condemn brutal murder of journalist in Maldives
A group of United Nations human rights experts have "strongly" condemned the murder of a prominent journalist and human rights defender in Maldives and called on the authorities to conduct a public inquiry into the killing and bring those responsible to justice. Yameen Rasheed an outspoken critic of the government who wrote about alleged public corruption and human rights violations was found stabbed in the stairway of his home in the capital Male last month   Read More ...
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Maldivian Democratic Party wins major constituencies in third Local Council Elections
Maldivian Democratic Party wins major constituencies in third Local Council Elections The Maldivian Democratic Party has won all major constituencies, including all three City Councils in a landslide victory in the third Local Council Elections held earlier this week. Maldivians went to the polls to vote in the Local Council Elections on Saturday. The vote, largely viewed as a mid-term referendum on President Abdulla Yameen’s rule, swung hugely in favour of the main opposition party, the Maldivian Democratic Party   Read More ...
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experts 'strongly' condemn brutal murder of journalist and rights defender in Maldives
experts 'strongly' condemn brutal murder of journalist and rights defender in Maldives 9 May 2017 A group of United Nations human rights experts have “strongly” condemned the murder of a prominent journalist and human rights defender in Maldives and called on the authorities to conduct a public inquiry into the killing and bring those responsible to justice. According to OHCHR, he had received numerous death threats, which he had reported to the police, but apparently no action was taken to protect him   Read More ...
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Maldives police arrest 2 suspects in blogger's murder
Maldives police said today they have arrested two suspects in the murder of a prominent blogger and human rights advocate. Yameen Rasheed died last week after being found with multiple stab wounds in a house in the capital, Male. Police said in a statement that they are confident that the investigation into the case "can be concluded successfully in the coming days   Read More ...
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Maldives police arrest two suspects over blogger's murder
Police in the Maldives said on Wednesday they had arrested two suspects for the murder of a prominent liberal blogger who was critical of Islamist radicalism and government corruption. Social media activist Yameen Rasheed was stabbed to death on April 23. He had fronted a campaign to find a journalist presumed abducted in 2014, and his death has increased concerns over free speech in the Maldives   Read More ...
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Two held over blogger’s killing: Maldivian police
Two held over blogger’s killing: Maldivian police Maldives police on Wednesday announced the arrest of two potential suspects in the killing of a liberal blogger last month that sparked international outrage and demands for a foreign-backed investigation. Yameen Rasheed, 29, who poked fun at the nation’s politicians on his blog The Daily Panic, had his throat slit at the stairwell of his apartment in the capital island Male on April 23   Read More ...
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Mohun Bagan meet Maldives’ Maziya in AFC Cup without Sony Norde, Darryl Duffy
Mohun Bagan meet Maldives’ Maziya in AFC Cup without Sony Norde, Darryl Duffy Shrugging off the disappointment of missing out on a coveted I-League title by a whisker, a depleted Mohun Bagan will look to regroup quickly and give a strong performance when they take on Maldives’ Maziya Sports and Recreation Club in their away match. Such has been the gloom in the ranks of Kolkata giants that coach Sanjoy Sen is not travelling with the team   Read More ...
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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad
Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views. Hussain Rasheed, the father of Yameen Rasheed who was stabbed to death on Sunday, told reporters in neighbouring Sri Lanka that his son was a Muslim who spoke out in his blog against rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago state   Read More ...
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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad
Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views. Hussain Rasheed, the father of Yameen Rasheed who was stabbed to death on Sunday, told reporters in neighbouring Sri Lanka that his son was a Muslim who spoke out in his blog against rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago state   Read More ...
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Slain Maldivian blogger's father seeks foreign probe
The father of the murdered Maldivian blogger Yameen Rasheed pleaded for an international investigation today, saying he had no confidence in the government to deliver justice. Hussain Rasheed, 54, was speaking in neighbouring Sri Lanka where he is meeting foreign diplomats to put pressure on the Maldives government to carry out an independent investigation. A tearful Rasheed described seeing the body of his 29- year-old son, who had been murdered hours earlier at his home by unidentified attackers   Read More ...
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In Series Of Bloggers' Killings, Maldives Activists Worried Over Narrowing Free Speech
In Series Of Bloggers' Killings, Maldives Activists Worried Over Narrowing Free Speech Colombo: Activists in the Maldives say tolerance for dissent is rapidly disappearing after a prominent blogger who denounced religious extremism and state corruption was killed on Sunday and the government cracks down on criticism. Yameen Rasheed, 29, was found stabbed to death in the stairwell of his apartment block on Sunday. He had fronted a campaign to find a journalist presumed abducted in 2014 and had repeatedly warned police about death threats   Read More ...
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Maldives activists see tolerance for dissent disappearing after blogger killed
Activists in the Maldives say tolerance for dissent is rapidly disappearing after a prominent blogger who denounced Islamist extremism and state corruption was killed on Sunday and the government cracks down on criticism. Yameen Rasheed, 29, was found stabbed to death in the stairwell of his apartment block on Sunday. He had fronted a campaign to find a journalist presumed abducted in 2014 and had repeatedly warned police about death threats   Read More ...
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Maldives hit by ISIS fears as blogger who slammed extremists is hacked to death on the Brit honeymoon hotspot
Maldives hit by ISIS fears as blogger who slammed extremists is hacked to death on the Brit honeymoon hotspot A MALDIVIAN blogger who mocked ISIS thugs has been hacked to death in the popular Brit honeymoon destination. Yameen Rasheed was found dead in his apartment in Maldives’ capital city Malé on Sunday with multiple stab wounds on his neck and chest. The 29-year-old activist, who identified himself as a “disobedient writer” online, posted criticism of radical Islam and poked fun at the nation’s politicians on his blog, The Daily Panic   Read More ...
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UN demands probe into killing of Maldives' 'liberal' blogger Yameen Rasheed
UN demands probe into killing of Maldives' 'liberal' blogger Yameen Rasheed Rasheed, who poked fun at the nation's politicians on his blog The Daily Panic, was found dead in his Male apartment with multiple stab wounds to his chest and neck. The UN on Tuesday demanded an immediate investigation into the murder of a liberal blogger in the Maldives, calling on the government to ensure the safety of dissidents in the troubled honeymoon destination   Read More ...
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UN demands probe into killing of Maldives blogger
UN demands probe into killing of Maldives blogger The UN on Tuesday demanded an immediate investigation into the murder of a liberal blogger in the Maldives, calling on the government to ensure the safety of dissidents in the troubled honeymoon destination. The High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein condemned Sunday’s stabbing of Yameen Rasheed and urged a swift and thorough inquiry into the killing, meeting international standards   Read More ...
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Maldives: Un jeune blogueur anti-régime assassiné de plusieurs coups de couteau
Maldives: Un jeune blogueur anti-régime assassiné de plusieurs coups de couteau 20 Minutes avec agences. Yameen Rasheed, le blogueur maldivien auteur de , très influent et très critique envers la classe politique, a été retrouvé grièvement blessé de plusieurs coups de couteau dans l’escalier de son immeuble de Malé, la capitale du pays. Conduit à l’hôpital, l’homme de 29 ans est décédé ce dimanche des suites de ses graves blessures au cou et à la poitrine   Read More ...
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A Prominent Political Blogger in the Maldives Has Been Stabbed to Death
A Prominent Political Blogger in the Maldives Has Been Stabbed to Death A prominent political blogger and democratic rights activist who used his Web presence to poke fun at the religious and political establishment of the Maldives was found stabbed to death Sunday. Yameen Rasheed, who ran a blog called The Daily Panic , is the third media figure to be targeted in the archipelago in the past five years. The 29-year-old was found in the stairwell of his apartment in the capital Malé, with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest, the Guardian reports   Read More ...
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Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital
Male, Maldives: A liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said Sunday. He was 29. Rasheed was found in the stairwell of his apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest early Sunday and died shortly after being taken to hospital, family members said. “With The Daily Panic, I hope to cover and comment upon the news, satirise the frequently unsatirisable politics of Maldives,” he wrote on his blog   Read More ...
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Liberal blogger, activist murdered in Maldives capital
Liberal blogger, activist murdered in Maldives capital Written by Praveen Swami | New Delhi | Published:April 24, 2017 2:34 am Yameen Rasheed, a prominent Maldivian democratic rights advocates and a key figure in a new generation of campaigners against religious fundamentalism, was stabbed to death in the country’s capital, Malé. He was found with multiple stab wounds in the stairway of his apartment building at 3 am on Sunday, and died soon after he was taken to the hospital, city authorities said   Read More ...
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Liberal Maldives blogger stabbed to death
REUTERS: A prominent Maldivian blogger, who was critical of Islamist extremism and government corruption, was stabbed to death on Sunday, police said, and the main opposition party demanded an international probe into the killing. Social media activist Yameen Rasheed was stabbed 14 times in the chest and once each in the neck and face, local media reported. "He was stabbed to death early in the morning and we are investigating the matter," police spokesman Ahmed Shifan said   Read More ...
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