Adam Mohamed resigns from DDCom

Adam Mohamed (L): He rendered his resignation from Disappearances and Deaths Commission (DDCom) on December 8, 2019. (File Photo/President's Office)

Adam Mohamed has resigned from his position as a member of the Disappearances and Deaths Commission (DDCom).

President’s Spokesperson Ibrahim Hood told Sun that Adam rendered his resignation on Sunday, December 8.

According to Hood, Adam had resigned “for personal reasons”.

Adam’s resignation had come the same day DDCom’s chairperson, Husnu Al Suood, also resigned from the commission. Suood, who is now Supreme Court Justice, had resigned upon nomination to the position.

Adam and Suood’s resignation leaves DDCom – the presidential commission established to fulfil President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s electoral pledges of justice for the victims of unsolved murders and enforced disappearances in Maldives - with just three members; Misbah Abbas, Ahmed Nashid and Fareesha Abdulla.

Spokesperson Hood had previously announced the President’s Office was working on a replacement for Suood.

DDCom, this year, released investigative reports on two of Maldives’ most high profile murders; the abduction and murder of journalist Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla in 2014, and the murder of prominent politician and scholar Dr. Afrasheem Ali in 2012.

The commission’s findings, which uncovered evidence of links between the murders and other crimes and local extremist groups, paved the path for amendments to the Counter-Terrorism Act.

Requests have also been made with the Prosecutor General’s Office for charges against several parties in connection to the findings.