DDCOM publicises re-enactment video of Rilwan’s disappearance

Missing journalist, Ahmed Rilwan Abdullah | Photo: Open Source

Malé, Maldives – The Presidential Commission on Deaths and Disappearances (DDCOM) on Thursday, has publicised a reenactment video in relation to their investigation into the disappearance of journalist, Rilwan Abdullah.

The 4 minute long video publicised by the commission shows Rilwan’s movements in the road and ferry terminal caught from CCTV footage as well as re-enacted scenes of what is expected to have happened.

The commission anticipates that the knife used by the kidnappers fell off on the road and are currently making efforts to retrieve the knife or get any relevant information on it.

Along with this, the Commission previously announced in February, that anyone who provides credible information regarding the knife will be offered a reward of MVR 500,000, with the assurance of maintaining confidentiality of the source of information.

Information about the knife is requested to be provided to the DDCOM office, or forwarded to the commission’s official phone number 7390841. The number is available for contact via WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber and Signal as well.

Watch video here.

Rilwan disappeared on 7th August 2014, and has never been seen or heard of since. The DDCOM, which was comprised of former Attorney General and current Supreme Court Justice Husnu Suood as chair along with Abdulla Munaz, Adam Ibrahim, lawyer Fareesha Abdulla and journalist Misbah Abbas, which concluded that Rilwan was kidnapped and killed by a local affiliate of al-Qaeda, and said that those who organized and financed the abduction of Rilwan and murder of Rilwan’s friend and blogger, Yameen Rasheed were the same. However, justice is yet to be served.