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Maldives raid private TV station
Published :Saturday, 7 November, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 20

MALÉ, Nov 6 : Police in the Maldives on Friday raided a private television station in connection with a YouTube video that allegedly threatened President Abdulla Yameen, the network's managing director said.
The move came days after President Yameen imposed a state of emergency, giving wider powers to police and armed forces to arrest and suspending freedom of assembly and freedom of movement.
Police on Friday stopped Sangu TV from broadcasting and searched its studios in the capital island Male in a pre-dawn raid, removing computer hard disks.
"They have taken all the hard drives of all our computer systems," Sangu TV Managing Director Ibrahim Waheed told reporters.
"The station has come to a complete standstill."
Meanwhile, the main opposition Maldivian Dem-ocratic Party (MDP) said it had suspended an anti-government rally planned for later Friday.     ?AFP

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