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Maldives: Arrest of 16 journalists in the Maldives threatens freedom of the press

Index Number: ASA 29/3773/2016

Amnesty International calls on the Maldives authorities to ensure that independent media can operate without unlawful restrictions on their work and that the right to peaceful protest is respected. The arrest of 16 journalists peacefully protesting outside the President’s office in Male on the 3rd April 2016 is a dangerous assault on freedom of expression and the media.

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