Man arrested for blasphemy remanded for 15 days

Police say the man arrested for blasphemy from G. Dh. Thinadhoo on Tuesday has been remanded to 15 days in custody.

The man uses the Twitter handle @RusthumRussso and is a self-described occultist.

He was arrested following a string of inflammatory tweets in which he made derogatory comments against the religion of Islam and Prophet Mohamed.

He also announced plans to launch a movement against the religion of Islam from Thinadhoo.

While the man has been arrested for blasphemy, the police have launched a separate investigation into threats issued against him.