A prominent Maldivian blogger, who was critical of Islamist extremism and government corruption, was stabbed to death on Sunday in Maldives capital. The main opposition party demanded an international probe into the killing. Social media activist Yameen Rasheed was stabbed 14 times in the chest and once each in the neck and face, local media reported. The 29-year-old blogger worked as a computer programmer and software developer at the Maldives Stock Exchange and identified himself as “disobedient writer” in social media. He ran a website called The Daily Panic.
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