Persecution of Homosexuals (Maldives)

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Gay Sufi-atheist blogger who called for religious tolerance is detained for more than a week by authorities who accuse him of blasphemy and of promoting anti-Islamic concepts such as gay rights[edit]

Hilath Rasheed says the following in his personal blog. Who is there to investigate this and uphold the constitution of Maldives. Nobody should be above the rule of law.
“18+ WARNING: This is my private space. And also this is a GAY blog with ADULT material including explicit NUDE pictures and SEX videos. So, don’t say you were not warned! While I’m a SUFI MUSLIM leaning towards ATHEISM and SCIENCE, the views expressed here are stricly my personal opinions and therefore may not be in tune with other Sufi Muslim sects. However, no offence is intended to anyone and debate and discussion are highly encouraged. As I’ve always maintained, life is a personal journey, and a person’s thoughts should not be used to stereotype or negatively paint any individual or group in a bad light. Hence, I set up this personal blog because the Quran says LAKUM DEENUKUM WALIYA DEEN and that THERE’S NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION. In other words, the Quran lets every human be themselves – as long as no physical violence is caused. My agenda is TOLERANCE. Peace…”
One blogger who has called for religious tolerance has been detained for more than a week by authorities who accuse him of blasphemy and of promoting anti-Islamic concepts such as gay rights.

Khilath Rasheed, whose website was blocked last month, has said he was being victimized because he belonged to the Sufi sect of Islam and not the majority Sunni branch recognized by the authorities.

London-based human rights group Amnesty International has called for his immediate release.