IPI urges Maldives president to reject defamation bill Observers fear measure could severely threaten the work of journalistsAbdulla Yameen takes his oath as the President of Maldives during a swearing-in ceremony at the parliament in Male November 17, 2013. REUTERS/Waheed Mohamed
The International Press Institute (IPI) today urged the president of the Maldives to reject a widely criticised defamation bill that the Indian Ocean archipelago’s Parliament passed on Tuesday.
The law would reportedly criminalise defamation, as well as communication that includes any gesture deemed to be against “any tenet of Islam”, Reuters reported.
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