"" Welcome to my thoughts: September 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Reporters Without Borders Condemns Journalist Majlis Ban

A Malé journalist banned from parliament must be allowed to return an international press freedom watchdog demanded yesterday. Miadhu reporter Lushan Saeed was banned from the Majlis when he refused to retract an article. On 3 September MP Mohamed Shafeeq (Sappé) was ordered to leave a People’s Majlis session for disobeying the speaker.Lushan reported Shafeeq was manhandled by three guards as he tried to re-enter the building. His article was published the same day. Lushan says he witnessed Shafeeq’s manhandling and reported it accurately.Sappé confirmed to Minivan News he was grabbed by the guards and Lushan was in a position to see it. more