Legal Society & Culture

Police confiscate phones of social media activists

March 13 09:12 2017

The police have confiscated the phones of Thayyib Shaheem and Shammoon ‘Lucas’ Jaleel , accusing the popular opposition social media activists of “spreading misinformation and sowing discord in society”.

Shameem, 38, was summoned for questioning on Thursday by the police sensitive and confidential information unit. The 29-year-old Lucas was summoned on Friday.

Upon arrival at the police headquarters in Malé, both men were handed court warrants authorising the seizure of their phones and other electronic devices for three months.

Thayyib and Lucas have 21,000 and 15,800 followers, respectively, on Twitter.

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Source URL:  Maldives Independent

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