Indian Journalist Among 2 Arrested In Maldives As Crackdown Continues

Two journalists including an Indian national employed by French news agency Agence France-Presse have been arrested in Maldives amid the ongoing crisis in the country, news agency ANI reported on Friday. A statement issued by Maldives Police confirmed the arrests.

It said two journalists, a British national and an Indian, had been handed over to immigration authorities for working in Maldives in violation of the immigration law.

The arrests come amid a massive crackdown after President Abdulla Yameen imposed emergency in the tiny island nation this month, arrested Supreme Court judges and the country’s former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

More details are awaited.

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