“Today Rilwan’s Birthday”
Ahmed Rilwan is a human rights defender and journalist . He has written extensively about corruption, human rights violations, and the growing religious extremism in Maldives . He was a reporter for the independent newspaper Minivan News, and known for his brave investigations and hard-hitting articles exposing corrupt politicians. It has been three and half years since the last time his mother saw him, but her hope is strong.
His presence in the hearts and minds of his family and friends remain strong
How is it that @PoliceMv considers itself a law enforcement agency, let alone a competent one, when they are so comfortable with the abduction of @moyameehaa and the lack of answers for 4 bloody years #FindMoyameeha
— Ahmed Tholal🎈 (@Tholman_79) January 18, 2018
— Thadu 🌹 (@ithadu) January 18, 2018
— Junayd 🇲🇻 (@mjunayd) January 18, 2018
Know that Rilwan’s mother listen to @97Minivan radio regularly just to listen to your tweets read by @Aniya_A about her abducted son. Thats how u guys give her strength. Knowing that so many ppl care abt Rilwan, shes filled with tears today #FindMoyameehaa pic.twitter.com/EN8ZCrlZtj
— Rilwan🎈؟ (@rilvarn) January 18, 2018
I do not doubt the capacity or the capability of @PoliceMv but I doubt it’s integrity and willingness.
— Aisha🎈 (@mysticaish) January 18, 2018
— Luke (@Lucasjalyl) January 17, 2018
If u were around on ur birthday today, I sure would have invited u over to my home again for a cup of coffee like we did a few years ago with @Lucasjalyl. Happy B’day Rilwan! #Findmoyameehaa pic.twitter.com/X8ItwTOC0W
— Imthiyaz Fahmy (@Imthiyazfahmy) January 18, 2018
Rilwan’s Sister Shehenaz Adnan writes on Facebook
It’s been three and half years now since Ahmed Rilwan got abducted. The state has failed to find what had happened to him. Today 18th January marks his birthday. During a time when we ought to be celebrating his 32nd brithday, we will today again face the sorrow of his continued absence. Its not the 1st, not the 2nd not the 3rd but the 4th birthday his family and friends had to be without him. His mother wont be able to see him. Its no longer a day for celebration. But a day we look at his pictures and talk about the memories to remember him.
A day we pray to give him the gift of justice.