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Maldives Police Break up Media Protest; 11 Arrested

Police in the Maldives used tear gas and pepper spray Sunday to break up a protest by journalists and activists accusing the government of stifling press freedom, arresting 11 of the demonstrators.   The Maldives, a South Asian archipelago nation known mainly for its luxury resorts, became a multiparty democracy in 2008 after decades of autocratic rule. However, democratic gains have been rapidly declining in recent years.   The protesters were rallying near the president's...

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