K. Male' | Rushdha Rasheed | 26-April-2017 | Wednesday 03:00 | rushdhar | Local | 680
Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has submitted an emergency motion to the Parliament calling for the independent investigation to the murder of blogger and social media activist Yameen Rasheedh.
The motion was put forward by Hithadhoo South Constituency MP Ali Nizar.
The motion stated that it was put forward hold the Police accountable, as they had failed to check on the numerous reports of death threats Yameen had filed while he was alive.
The statement added that Yameen’s tweets had shown that Police had failed to take action on the threats, especially given that those threats were brazen, made without feeling the need to conceal and having tagged Police’s official twitter accounts. Therefore, MDP said that Police was complicit in Yameen’s death.
MDP said that activists like Rilwan and Yameen and journalists had received constant threats on social media platforms by individuals affiliated with the Government.
As such, the motion said that Police had proven to be incapable of conducting an impartial investigation especially in the cases of Rilwan and Dr. Afrasheem. Hence, the motion had called for an independent investigation with an impartial investigator to review Yameen’s death.
|1||Malaysian PM to visit Maldives next week, days after Mahloof's meeting with its former leader|
|2||Govt. decision a 'further restriction on democracy': US|
|3||Court gives State week to prepare for RaajjeTV 500k fine case|
|4||Councils banned from meeting with foreign diplomats 'out of fear', says Malé City Mayor|
|5||Maldives Supreme Court slaps additional ban on lawyer Mahfooz|
|6||Distressed SL fishing vessel reaches HA. Uligamu, awaits help from Lankan authorities|
|7||Deadline extended for vendors to empty stalls at Malé Local Market|
|8||Two arrested over attempted assault|