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Maldives to file charges against 7 people in blogger's death

AP  |  Colombo 

The Maldives today said 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

All seven are currently in detention.


In a statement today, the named three people who it said actually carried out the killing.

The blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was found stabbed near his apartment on April 23. He died later in a hospital. He was a critic of politicians and of rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

He also was seeking justice for his friend, journalist Ahmed Rilwan, who has been missing for nearly three years after being reportedly abducted.

Rasheed's family has said they don't the and called for an international investigation into his death.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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