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

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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.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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

The Maldives government 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 court. All seven are currently in detention. In a statement today, 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. 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 trust the government and called for an international investigation into his death. 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.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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

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.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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