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Police to review cases of Dr. Afrasheem, Rilwan, Yameen

Fathmath Shaahunaz
05 November 2018, MVT 18:39
L-R: Yameen Rasheed, Dr. Afrasheem Ali, Ahmed Rilwan. PHOTO/MIHAARU
Fathmath Shaahunaz
05 November 2018, MVT 18:39

Maldives Police Service on Monday announced their decision to review the investigations into the murders of Dr. Afrasheem Ali and blogger Yameen Rasheed, and the disappearance of journalist Ahmed Rilwan.

The then lawmaker of Ungoofaaru constituency, Dr. Afrasheem was violently murdered in October 2012. While the Supreme Court has upheld capital punishment for Hussain Humaan, who was found guilty of killing the lawmaker, Dr. Afrasheem's family has expressed concern as the instigators of his murder remain at large.

Ahmed Rilwan's whereabouts remain unknown since he went missing in August 2014. The state had declared that he had been kidnapped and prosecuted two suspects, who has since been acquitted of their charges.

Yameen Rasheed was brutally stabbed in his apartment building last year. Police have arrested and charged seven suspects of being involved in the murder, and their trials are currently ongoing.

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