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Pro-opposition Maldives broadcaster shuts over threats

A pro-opposition television network in the Maldives shut down Friday following threats to its staff, as the government continued a clampdown on dissent that has sparked international concern. Raajje TV said threats to its employees over their reporting on the political crisis in the picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago had forced it to suspend broadcasts. "The broadcaster received threats from government legislators and others," said opposition lawmaker Eva Abdulla.
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