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Police arrest "Minivan Daily" photographer

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders calls on the police in the capital Malé to explain exactly why they arrested "Minivan Daily" photographer Ibrahim Jauhuree on 30 March 2008 for allegedly "harassing a police officer." He is reportedly still being held in Malé. His arrest comes two weeks after he told colleagues and superiors that a police officer had threatened to arrest him if he did not hand over a video of parliamentarian Ahmed Shafeeq being beaten by police in 2006.

Jauhuree, who is also an opposition activist, was arrested in September 2007 for allegedly obstructing the police. He said he was mistreated while in custody and denied the charge, on which a prosecution is still pending, insisting that he was just taking photos at the time.

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