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Basic questions about Rilwan unanswered by state, court hears

Three suspects have been charged in connection with the kidnapping of Ahmed Rilwan, who went missing three years ago.

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Rilwan’s family goes to court for truth behind disappearance

The family filed a right to information request at the civil court asking its intervention to find out “the available facts of the events” that followed Rilwan’s abduction on August 8, 2014.

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Uproar after watchdog head ‘lauds’ Maldives human rights situation

Media reports that the president of the human rights watchdog dismissed concerns over abuses in the Maldives have provoked widespread condemnation on Twitter.

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Family of disappeared journalist unveil song to mark second anniversary

Unveiling the song, Rilwan’s sister Mariyam Shehenaz said: “I wrote the words to an old Hindi song, one that we used to listen together, our heads together, the ear phones shared between our ears.”

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Remembering Rilwan

“My pain over losing Rilwan is largely about what could have been: a close friendship; a long, productive relationship in which we could have spent all this time working towards a shared goal and purpose: of making the society we were born into one that is more tolerant, equal and more…loving,” writes Azra Naseem

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Latest suspects in Rilwan’s abduction transferred to house arrest

The criminal court has transferred two suspects arrested in April over the abduction of Maldives Independent journalist Ahmed Rilwan to house imprisonment.

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Journalists retrace missing colleague’s final known footsteps

A group of Maldivian journalists retraced Friday the final known footsteps of their abducted colleague, Ahmed Rilwan, in protest against the government’s response to a UN human rights panel on his disappearance.

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Maldives government denies involvement in journalist’s disappearance

Responding to the UN, the Maldivian foreign ministry said the government “rejected any suggestion that it is responsible for the disappearance of Rilwan, or that it has any involvement as alleged at all.”

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UN summons Maldives over journalist’s disappearance

The UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances has summoned the Maldivian government for a response to the disappearance of The Maldives Independent’s journalist Ahmed Rilwan some 639 days ago.

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Government accused of involvement in journalist’s disappearance

The family of The Maldives Independent’s journalist, Ahmed Rilwan, has alleged state-involvement in his abduction and disappearance nearly two years ago.

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Suspects in Rilwan’s abduction moved back to police custody

Two suspects in the abduction of journalist Ahmed Rilwan were transferred to a remand facility days after the criminal court moved the pair to house imprisonment.

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Suspects in Rilwan’s abduction transferred to house arrest

Two suspects arrested earlier this month in connection with the abduction of The Maldives Independent journalist Ahmed Rilwan was transferred to house arrest on Friday.

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Notorious gangster arrested over Rilwan’s abduction

The owner of a car suspected to have been used in the abduction of The Maldives Independent journalist Ahmed Rilwan was arrested Tuesday.

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Rilwan was abducted, confirms police

The Maldives police have confirmed links between The Maldives Independent reporter Ahmed Rilwan’s disappearance and an abduction reported outside his apartment building on August 8, 2014, some 600 days ago.

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Missing journalist’s family fears inquiry ‘may turn out like MP Afrasheem’s murder probe’

Noting that the Maldives police never established a motive or apprehended the masterminds behind the shocking murder of an MP, family members of missing journalist Ahmed Rilwan asked for help from watchdog bodies to ensure a comprehensive and independent inquiry.

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President orders investigation into missing journalist’s disappearance

More than 500 days after his unexplained disappearance, President Abdulla Yameen has asked the home minister to “do everything the government can” to find missing journalist Ahmed Rilwan. The home ministry said in a tweet last Thursday that the president’s appeal came after Rilwan’s family sent a letter to Yameen urging him to expedite the investigation.

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Missing journalist’s family delivers 500 paper cranes to president

Ahmed Rilwan’s family and friends delivered 500 origami cranes, which represent peace and happiness, to President Abdulla Yameen urging him to expedite the investigation into the journalist’s disappearance.

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