Murders

Inquiry commission seeks charges suspects behind Afrasheem, Rilwan and Yameen's murders

  • The inquiry commission, via Twitter on Tuesday, announced that that it is seeking charges against Mohamed Mazeed and Saamith Mohamed
  • Both suspects are considered religious extremists
  • Suood had, in December last year, said that investigations showed links between the three murders

Aishath Shaany
Shaaknee

K. Male' 2019 Dec 03 | Tue 18:11 1,685 local

Commission president Husnu Suood and member Misbaah - Presidents Office

Presidential Commission on Murders and Enforced Disappearances is seeking charges against two suspects, over three of the biggest murders in the country’s history.

The inquiry commission, via Twitter on Tuesday, announced that that it is seeking charges against the suspected masterminds behind the murders of lawmaker Dr. Afrasheem Ali, journalist Ahmed Rilwan and pro-democracy activist Yameen Rasheed.

The suspects are Mohamed Mazeed and Saamith Mohamed, both are considered religious extremists.

Home Minister Imran Abdulla recently claimed that there was no room to raise charges against any individuals based on the commission report, adding that he had met with officials from the commission and the PG office over the matter.

Dr. Afrasheem Ali was stabbed to death in the stairwell of his house in the capital city, in October 2012, while Yameen Rasheed was stabbed to death in the stairwell of him home in April 2017. Rilwan was last seen in August 2014, and police confirmed his abduction two years later in 2016. The inquiry commission, former on November 2018, revealed that Rilwan was killed by an extremist group in September this year.

President of the inquiry commission Husnu Suood had, in December last year, said that investigations showed links between the three murders.

Last updated at: 3 days ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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