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Maldives Further information: Social media activist released from prison: Thayyib Shaheem

, Index number: ASA 29/6835/2017

Maldivian social media activist Thayyib Shaheem was released on 17 April after spending almost one month on remand in Dhoonidhoo island prison. He was accused of “spreading panic” on social media after he criticised a development project in Maldives.

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