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Maldives - Journalist describes how he was arrested for photographing riot police

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders, which condemns the many arbitrary arrests of journalists in recent months, got Minivan News website reporter Ahmed Naish to describe how police arrested him during a protest by the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party on 30 August and held him for 24 hours. The media freedom NGO reminds the authorities that arbitrary arrest violates article 46 of the Maldivian constitution, which says: "Everyone has the right not to be arbitrarily detained, arrested or (...)

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