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Blogger found stabbed to death in the Maldives

A Sri Lankan woman points to a portrait of Maldivian blogger Yameen Rasheed on his blog "The Daily Panic" in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Police in the Maldives said in a statement that Rasheed was found Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds in a house in the capital, Male. He died at a hospital. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

A Sri Lankan woman points to a portrait of Maldivian blogger Yameen Rasheed on his blog "The Daily Panic" in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Police in the Maldives said in a statement that Rasheed was found Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds in a house in the capital, Male. He died at a hospital. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)  (The Associated Press)

Police in the Maldives say they're investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and social media activist.

Police said in a statement that Yameen Rasheed was found Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds in a house in the capital, Male. He died at a hospital.

The motive for his killing was not immediately known.

Rasheed was an advocate of human rights and freedom of speech. He discussed politics and other social issues on the internet, including health, migrant labor rights and policing. He was a friend of journalist Ahmed Rilwan, who went missing in 2014 after being abducted, and has been in the forefront in the campaign to locate him.