The presidential commission on investigation of murders and enforced disappearances' draft report on the abduction and murder of journalist Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla has been presented to the Speaker of Parliament, former President Mohamed Nasheed.
The draft report was presented to Nasheed by the chair of the presidential commission, Husnu Al Suood, this Monday.
The presidential commission, on Sunday, announced that it had evidence Rilwan was abducted from Hulhumale’ where he resided, forced into a car, put on board a dinghy boat, transferred to another vessel, and then murdered by strangulation in the early hours of August 8, 2014.
It also announced that the Al-Qaeda branch in Maldives was responsible for both Rilwan’s abduction and murder.
The commission’s revelations marked the first official confirmation from a State source that Rilwan, who had been missing since August 8, 2014, had been murdered.
Nasheed, following the commission’s revelations, has urged State authorities to expedite charges against the suspects.