President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih revealed his decision to amend two laws in light of Journalist Ahmed Rilwan's murder.
At a press conference held Monday at the President's Office, President Solih President emphasized that the revelations of the inquiry into Rilwan’s case made it more apparent that significant amendments are required to be made to some laws; specifically mentioning the Prevention of Terrorism Act and Criminal Procedure Code. The President noted concerns that special circumstances were crucial in seeking justice and that these vital amendments are already being drafted to send to the Parliament.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih assured to the public that his administration will not shirk its responsibility to ensure justice in the case of the forced disappearance of journalist Ahmed Rilwan.
He added that his administration is working closely alongside the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Attorney General's Office and national security services, including the Maldives Police Service and the Maldives National Defence Force, to ascertain immediate action following investigations from the Commission on Deaths and Disappearances.