Free Press Journal

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital


Male: A liberal blogger was stabbed to death in the Maldives’ capital on Sunday, his family and colleagues said, the latest media personality to be targeted in the troubled honeymoon destination. Yameen Rasheed, 29, was found in the stairwell of his Male apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest. He died after being taken to hospital. His blog, The Daily Panic, was known for poking fun at the nation’s politicians. “With The Daily Panic, I hope to cover and comment upon the news, satirise the frequently unsatirisable politics of Maldives,” he wrote on his blog.