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U.S. Embassy Expresses Concern Regarding Violence in Maldives.

Colombo, Oct. 8 -- In a statement, the US embassy in Colombo has expressed its concern regarding the upsurge of violence in Maldives.

The statement said, "The U.S. Embassy is greatly concerned about an upsurge in political violence with attacks against the Rjje TV station in Male and PPM party headquarters in Addu.

US Embassy went on to state, "The United States believes that a free and fair democratic political process depends on peaceful competition at the ballot box and an independent media available to all citizens.

"We urge authorities to quickly bring to justice those involved in these attacks and call for an end to all violence and political retaliation."

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Date:Oct 8, 2013
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