Police raid Maldives TV station
November 6, 2015 6:50 pm
Police in the Maldives raided a private television station in connection with a YouTube video allegedly threatening President Abdulla Yameen.
Police removed hard discs from Sangu TV’s studios in the capital Male.
The video reportedly shows three masked men issuing a death threat against the president.
President Yameen imposed a state of emergency on Wednesday after the military said it found a bomb in a vehicle near the presidential palace.
“The station has come to a complete standstill,” Sangu TV’s managing director Ibrahim Waheed said.
“They turned the whole office upside down in search of evidence. The office safe has also been broken into and searched. They’ve taken all the hard drives of all our computer systems.”
He added that was certain Sangu TV’s staff and management had not uploaded the video, Minivan News reported.