Maldives Media Council has issued a statement regarding the death threats made by Male’ city mayoral candidate Alhan Fahmy, against “Dhiyares News” journalist Ahmed Azaan. The statement issued tonight stated that the journalist had informed the Maldives Media Council of the death threats and that they have also been notified of the recent string of death threats and harassment faced by the journalist on social medias.
Maldives Media Council expressed concern on the death threats made against the journalist Ahmed Azaan as journalists in Maldives who have had death threats against them on the past have had to endure violent attacks. The statement ended with the Maldives Media Council requesting the Maldives Police Service to investigate the matter with urgency.
In a tweet made late last night, Journalist Ahmed Azaan revealed that former MP and current Male’ city Mayoral candidate Alhan Fahmy had harassed and made death threats against him while on the road. According to Ahmed Azaan, Alhan Fhamy had approached them on motorcycle and made the threats while Azaan was also on a motorcycle with “Dhiyares News” staff Nahil Ahmed. Azaan also stated in his tweet that he intends to report the case to relevant authorities, including Maldives Police Service.