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Police arrest, release pro-Maumoon activist over police obstruction

The arrested activist Rahuma

Maldives Police Service on Monday arrested and later released a social media activist who supports the faction of Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in the divided ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).

Rahma Abbas was arrested over obstructing and threatening police officers during a police raid on a house over suspected possession of drugs.

Her arrest led to several people calling for her release, claiming that she was arrested on a political motive.

Rahma Abbas was eventually released after a short detention.

Police also arrested another person over drug possession during the house raid.

Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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