NEWS
Maldives: Journalist stabbed
06 Jun 2012
BY ALICE PURKISS

A prominent journalist in the Maldives is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in the neckIsmail “Hilath” Rasheed had his throat slit by an attacker on Monday evening, with the knife missing a vital artery by millimetres. In November, the journalist’s blog was blocked by the communication authority in the Maldives, who claimed it contained “anti-Islamic” material. A hospital source gave the journalist and blogger a five percent chance of survival.

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