The criminal court has found Ismail Haisham Rasheed and Zihan Ismail guilty in the murder of blogger/activist Yameen Rasheed.
In total, six men were charged in relation to the case. They include;
- Ismail Haisham Rasheed (H. Annaarumaage, Male’ City)
- Ahmed Zihan Ismail (M.Iraasmikge, Male’ City)
- Mohamed Dhifran (Simbadge, G. Dh. Gadhdhoo)
- Hassan Shifaz (M. Kudhehige, Male’ City)
- Ismail Rasheed (M. Thaaif, Male’ City)
- Hussain Ziyad (M. Kolhufushi East, Male’ City)
However, Haisham and Zihan were charged with active involvement in the murder of Yameen Rasheed and the rest were acquitted.
Yameen Rasheed was stabbed to death in the stairwell of his house in Male’ City, M. Spatula, on April 23rd, 2017.