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Maldives - Leading journalist released but his blog remains banned

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders notes the decision by a Maldivian court to free the blogger Ismail Kilath “Hilath” Rasheed, arrested on 14 December four weeks after his blog was closed down on the government's orders. “We welcome the release of Hilath Rasheed, although belated,” the press freedom organization said. “Religion is becoming a taboo subject in the Maldives and media workers are under threat of imprisonment every time it is debated. “The journalist's unlawful detention is a reminder that it (...)

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