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Maldives
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2017
May
19

Maldives — threats to free speech and press freedom

A growing Islamic radicalisation is narrowing the space for liberal views in the Maldives. The murder of a prominent political blogger and democratic rights activist, Yameen Rasheed for his criticism of radicalisation is a reflection on the state of free speech in the country.

A delegation led by Yameen Rasheed’s father Hussain Rasheed will be at ORF to speak about the current situation in the Maldives and the events leading up to his son’s murder.

Speakers

Hussain Rasheed, Yameen Rasheed’s father

Nandan Unnikrishnan, Vice President and Senior Fellow, ORF

Shauna Aminath, human rights activist

Conference Hall, ORF New Delhi