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Father says murdered blogger threatened over religious views

The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives says his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views.

Hussain Rasheed, the father of Yameen Rasheed who was stabbed to death, told reporters on Friday that his son was a Muslim who spoke out in his blog against rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago state.

Yameen was found Sunday on the staircase of his apartment building in the capital, Male, with multiple stab wounds. He died later in a hospital.

No arrests have been made. Rasheed said he wants the government to invite international experts to join the investigation into his son's murder.