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Commission acquires further info on suspects in Dr Afrasheem's murder

Fathmath Shaahunaz
07 February 2019, MVT 10:12
Surveillance footage depicting two suspects believed to be connected to the murder of Dr Afrasheem Ali on October 2, 2012.
Fathmath Shaahunaz
07 February 2019, MVT 10:12

The presidential Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances declared on Wednesday that it has acquired further information on the two suspects connected to the murder of religious scholar and Ungoofaaru MP Dr Afrasheem Ali.

The commission's president, Husnu al-Suood, shared that several people had come forward with information on the two suspects. He stated that the commission was working with relevant authorities to further investigate the case.

The commission had announced the search for two men on January 21, sharing CCTV footage depicting an individual on a motorcycle near Dr Afrasheem's residence. The man leaves once a second man, also on a motorcycle, arrives on site.

The grainy, unclear footage makes it difficult to identify the individuals and license plate numbers on their motorcycles.

Dr Afrasheem was brutally killed on October 2, 2012. While the state had charged two individuals with his murder, only Hussain Humaam was convicted. He is currently on death row.

In addition to Dr Afrasheem, the murder of blogger Yameen Rasheed and disappearance of journalist Ahmed Rilwan are also under investigation by the commission. According to the commission, the three cases were connected.

The commission is probing a total of 24 cold cases, with the aid of foreign experts, and local computer scientist Professor Hussain Ugail.

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