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Maldivian administration moves to revoke license issued to MDN

Maldivian administration has made the decision to revoke the license issued to Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) to operate as an NGO in the Maldives.

The decision has been confirmed by Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof.

The move follows weeks of calls by local Islamic scholars, the opposition, and members of the general public to ban MDN following its controversial publication – Preliminary Assessment on Radicalization in Maldives – which was found to contain blasphemous content which mocks the Islamic faith, the Holy Quran and the Prophet.

The Youth Ministry – the regulatory body for all non-governmental and civic organizations in the Maldives – had placed MDN under suspension pending the criminal probe into MDN in October.

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