Maldives – Murder of blogger Yameen Rasheed (23 April 2017)


France condemns the cowardly murder, on April 23 in Malé, of Maldivian blogger Yameen Rasheed, a champion of free expression and religious tolerance.

We offer his family our condolences and call on the Maldivian authorities to thoroughly investigate this heinous act.

France reiterates its commitment to fundamental rights and the freedom of expression.