Minivan News journalist reported missing

Minivan News journalist Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla, 28-years-old, has been reported as missing. He has not been seen since Thursday evening (August 7).

After finishing work on Thursday, Rilwan spent time with friends and family in Malé before leaving for his apartment in Hulhumalé.

He was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt and black trousers, and often carries a rucksack.

Friends, family, and colleagues have been unable to reach him since then and there has been no activity on any of his social media accounts. Rilwan’s family has today filed a missing person report with the police.

While this paper – and Rilwan himself –  have reported on threats made recently against journalists, Minivan News wishes to stress that Rilwan had not received any such messages over the past few weeks.

Minivan News urges caution and restraint in speculation regarding Rilwan’s disappearance before more information is available.

We request anyone who may have any information regarding his whereabouts to contact the police, or Rilwan’s family on 7754566/9773250


2 thoughts on “Minivan News journalist reported missing”

  1. I was sitting next to him on the ferry, Thursday night (or rather Friday early morning... think it was 1:30am ferry). He was sitting on the aisle seat about the 4th-5th row from the captain. He chat with me a little and turned towards the aisle, seemingly hiding his phone which he was attending to. It was rather odd of him to have his whole body turned away - we have sat next to each other many times before... but he never did that before. It was rather odd, indeed.

    We didn't talk afterwards and he took off before me. I don't remember seeing him on the bus!

    May he be safe. Ameen.


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