Rights watchdog to forward case of Abdulla Rasheed’s death to PG

Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) has concluded their probe into the death of 2015 May Day protestor who passed way while under state care.

The right watchdog will be forwarding the case to the Prosecutor General's Office.

The HRCM concluded their investigation and prepared their case report on Sunday. An official from HRCM revealed on Monday that two individuals were identified as negligent in the report, leading to te death of Abdulla Rasheed. Therefore, the commission will be filing a case against the two individuals at the Prosecutor General's Office.

The 51-year old was arrested for inciting violence with the use of dangerous objects. He was sentenced to fie years in jail, however, had passed way during October 2017 while being treated at state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

His family claims he was being treated for an illness during his time in jail, and insists that Maldives Correctional Service had been negligent in providing the necessary care to him.

The Presidential Commission investigating suspicious deaths and enforced disappearances is also investigating the case of Abdulla Rasheed.