Still working on finding Yameen’s murderers: Presidential Commission

Yameen Rasheed was a key organiser of the Find Moyameehaa campaign, to find his friend, fellow blogger, Rilwan who disappeared in 2014. In April he attended a rally, along with Rilwan's mother demanding government action | Photo: Find Moyameehaa

Malé, Maldives —The Presidential Commission on Deaths and Disappearances has stated that they are still working on finding those responsible for the murder of Yameen Rasheed.

Yameen Rasheed was murdered on April 23, 2017. He was found at the stairs of his residence with extreme injuries to the individual assumable with a sharp object. He was killed due to a religious conflict, according to Police and Death Comission. The most recent hearing of the case was held in February 2021.

As it is the four year anniversary of Yameen Rasheed’s death, the Commission released a statement sending condolences to the family and friends of Yameen.

The Commission assured on his statement that they are closely inspecting on how the trials of the verdicts are going in Yameen’s murder case and that although the hearings for this case are still ongoing, with the Prosecutor General’s advice, the Commission is working on finding those who are responsible for the death of Yameen.

The Commission requests for the hearings on this case to end at the earliest and for Yameen Rasheed’s family to get justice.

The Commission stated on their statament.

Charges have been raised against six induvuals in the case. Speech about providing proof and showing video footages from the state are to proceed at the court tomorrow. The Criminal Court said that although most hearings are being held recently, the hearing of this case is to be held physically at the court.

The six people upon whom charges of murdering a person using sharp weapons have been raised against are;

  • Ismail Haisham Rasheed, H.Annaarumaage
  • Ahmed Zihaan Ismail, M.Iraasmikuge
  • Mohamed Dhifraan, GDh.Gaddhoo, Sindhubaadhuge
  • Hassan Shifaz, M.Kudhehige
  • Ismail Rasheed, M.Thaaif
  • Hussain Ziyadh, M.Kolhufushee East

The court has also said that those giving their names would be allowed to be present for the hearing. However, arrangements would be made for the family of Yameen Rasheed to take part in the hearings without registering, added the Criminal Court.