Rilwan and Yameen's family members dismissed for taking part in #SuvaaluMarch

  • Missing journalist Ahmed Rilwan's nephew and murdered writer Yameen Rasheed's sister, Joozeen and Aishath were fired from their jobs at MPS on Monday
  • They were fired "for taking part in an unlawful gathering"
  • Article 19 (c) of the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Act noted that "taking part in a peaceful assembly would not subject any individual to any civil or criminal prosecution"

K. Male' | Aishath Shaany | 14-August-2017 | Monday 17:23 | Shaaknee | Local | 1,142

From the event held on August 8, to mark three years since Rilwan's abduction -- Photo by: Mohamed Sharuhaan

Missing journalist Ahmed Rilwan's nephew and murdered writer Yameen Rasheed's sister have been dismissed from their posts at the Maldives Police Service (MPS) for taking part in the march held to mark the third anniversary since Rilwan's abduction.

Ahmed Joozeen and Aisthath Rasheed were fired on Monday "for taking part in an unlawful gathering".

Speaking to RaajjeMV, Aishath's defence lawyer Safa Shareef stated that her client cannot be fired for taking part in a peaceful gathering, noting Article 19 (c) of the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Act.

Article 19 (c) of the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Act noted that "taking part in a peaceful assembly would not subject any individual to any civil or criminal prosecution".

A march was held on August 8, demanding answers in the case of missing journalist Ahmed Rilwan, who was last seen on 8th August 2014. Police confirmed his abduction over 600 days after his disappearance. His best friend, and biggest campaigner in the search for Rilwan, Yameen Rasheed was killed in a barbaric attack in the early hours on the 23rd of April.



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Suresh

I am coming to Maldives but my visa issuing stop


Suresh

Maldives visa issuing to stop why to opening


Dharmendra

When Maldives government issues visas for Indians


Nasru

very good decision by Our beloved president. Now we will learn things. we will learn how to wake up early, how to stay at office late etc. yeah now we will learn how to carry our own responsibilities. Thanks President Yameen for giving his people chance to grow up.


Bincy

Is it true?


Nasru

On this matter i fully support pres Yameen. At last he is doing something good for the people of Maldives. We should stop this madness. our job market is draining. Not only indians, stop all useless visas.i like the ideas of trump.Thank you Yameen.


Haha

??? what a joke