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Maldives reporter Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla missing for one month


Excerpt from an 8 September 2014 CPJ Blog post by Sumit Galhotra, CPJ Asia Program Research Associate.

Today [September 8] marks one month since Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla, a reporter for the independent news website Minivan News, disappeared. Friends, family, and colleagues believe he was abducted.

"After putting together his last known movements and establishing clearly that this is a case of abduction, the trail has gone cold. No new evidence, no one claiming responsibility for his disappearance," Minivan editor Daniel Bosley told CPJ.

Rilwan was last seen by his family and colleagues on August 7, according to news reports. A Minivan News report cited witnesses who said a man dressed in dark clothes was forced into a vehicle at knifepoint outside Rilwan's apartment at about 2 a.m. on August 8.

Read the full blog post on CPJ's site.

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