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Investigative Commission summons Zahid over Twitter threats

Mariyam Malsa
10 April 2019, MVT 16:20
Zahid Rameez (L) and former Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Dr Mohamed Muizzu. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
10 April 2019, MVT 16:20

The Presidential Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances, on Wednesday, summoned former council member of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Zahid Rameez.

According to the Commission, Zahid made statements regarding the series of menacing tweets he made in 2011 and 2012, including death threats, aimed at Yameen Rasheed, who was found stabbed in his apartment in 2017.

Despite Yameen having reported the troubling messages to the police, no action was taken prior to his brutal murder.

Zahid, a shareholder of Strada Pvt Ltd, the holding company for Newport dining outlets, withdrew his candidacy before the parliamentary elections took place, despite publicly announcing his intention to contest for the Hithadhoo central constituency.

The Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances is charged with investigating unsolved murders and disappearance that occurred between January 1, 2012, and November 17, 2018. Aided by foreign experts, it is probing a total of 24 cold cases.

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