The Presidential Commission on Deaths and Disappearances has disclosed details of the investigation into the forced disappearance of Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla. The commission disclosed details of the case today at a press conference held at the President’s Office.
Speaking at the press conference, the President of the Commission, Uz Husnu Suood said the investigation into the disappearance of Rilwan is nearing completion. Speaking about the case, Suood provided a detailed account of information previously disclosed by the police through their investigation, information disseminated by media outlets in addition to some of the commission’s findings. Uz Suood revealed that all evidence indicates to Rilwan being murdered on a vessel at sea. He added that the information was corroborated by witness statements and evidence.
The Presidential Commission on Deaths and Disappearances also revealed details of motives behind the murder case. Uz Suood said that the feud began with arguments between Islamic extremists and libertarians on social media platforms. The commission stated that the murder of Rilwan is linked to an Islamic extremist group and that the murder was premeditated. The commission revealed that the murder case of Yaamyn Rasheed is also linked to this case. The commission disclosed the identities of some of the culprits, while the identities of others were withheld as it may obstruct the investigation.
The commission revealed that of the 27 cases being investigated by the commission, only 4 or 5 cases are currently pending. Uz Suood noted that it is an achievement for the commission to have achieved so much progress within the few months since its establishment.