Maldives to deport arrested Indian and British journalists

Maldives to deport arrested Indian and British journalists

The duo was identified by ANI news agency as Money Sharma from Amritsar and Indian-born British national Atish Ravji Patel.

They were arrested for "working in the country on a tourist visa in violation of the immigration law".

The Maldives government took no further legal action and advised all foreign nationals intending to work in Maldives to obtain business and/or work visas.

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Maldives to deport arrested Indian and British journalists

After a tense stand-off between President Yameen and the Maldives Supreme Court, Yameen had the Chief Justice and another judge arrested, and declared a national emergency for 15 days.

Amid the unrest, pro-Opposition Maldives broadcaster Raajje TV announced yesterday that it'd go off air owing to the lack of a "safe environment for its journalists".

There's a nationwide crackdown on media outlets "threatening national security".

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