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Rilwan's abductors found with sufficient evidence to prosecute: Suood

Fathmath Shaahunaz
08 August 2019, MVT 20:00
Husnu al-Suood, the president of the Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances, speaks at a press conference. FILE PHOTO/MIHAARU
Fathmath Shaahunaz
08 August 2019, MVT 20:00

Husnu al-Suood, the president of the Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances, declared Thursday that the commission has discovered the identities of those behind the abduction of journalist Ahmed Rilwan.

In a series of tweets posted acknowledging the five year anniversary of Rilwan's disappearance, Suood stated that the commission "has found the terrorist group responsible for his abduction" with enough evidence to prosecute the perpetrators.

He also revealed that the commission was considering to reveal the details of the terrorist group before the end of the month.

He noted that what happened to Rilwan following his disappearance was still under investigation, and assured that the commission was working to verify and corroborate the information received.

However, Suood highlighted that the commission has shared its latest findings with Rilwan's family, stating that his family was entitled to know what happened to the missing journalist.

He concluded the tweets vowing that the commission "will deliver on its promise to find the truth in all cases under its investigation".

Rilwan's whereabouts remain unknown since he was abducted in a red car on August 8, 2014, in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'. Thursday marks five years to his disappearance. Suspects accused of being involved in Rilwan's abduction have been acquitted of their charges.

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