In this photograph taken on October 24, 2015, Maldives police patrol the streets of the capital Male. AFP PHOTO / HAVEERU / NISHAN ALI
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Police in the Maldives raided the offices of a local media organisation just hours after a documentary aired accusing President Abdulla Yameen and his government of corruption, journalists said Thursday.Police searched the seven-story building housing the Maldives Independent website whose editor was quoted in the Al Jazeera documentary aired Wednesday night detailing high-level graft allegations. The editor of the Maldives Independent left the country before the documentary aired, fearing the government would slap charges against her under a tough defamation law.Yameen's government labelled the documentary disappointing, saying it mostly contained allegations revealed in an official report by Ibrahim that were already being probed by Maldives' authorities.Yameen's administration faces international criticism over the crackdown along with the jailing last year of the country's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed who has since obtained asylum in Britain.
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