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Solih pledges to annul Anti Defamation Act and ensure press freedom

Shaina Abdulla
16 September 2018, MVT 09:45
Opposition coalition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (Ibu) speaking during an opposition coalition rally.
Shaina Abdulla
16 September 2018, MVT 09:45

Opposition coalition's presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (Ibu) has pledged to annul the Anti-Defamation Act and ensure press freedom in an administration of the opposition.

In a tweet on Saturday, Solih pledged to open investigations into the disappearance of journalist Ahmed Rilwan, the murder of blogger Yameen Rasheed and to annul the Anti-Defamation Act and ensure press freedom.

The opposition presidential candidate's tweet came following a request by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on presidential candidates President Abdulla Yameen and Solih to 'give three pledges’ ahead of the upcoming presidential elections slated for September 23.

The Defamation Act was first ratified in March 2016 by President Yameen and received criticism by several local media following fines imposed in accordance with the act.

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