President of Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) Maryam Azra has said that the commission has begun an internal investigation to find out the source of a story published in local newspaper Haveeru that the commission was investigating an MP regarding child molestation.
Minivan News understands that Haveeru removed the story from its website this afternoon.
When Minivan News queried Azra as whether the commission was investigating such a case, she replied “I do not know.”
”We are trying to find out who it was that has told Haveeru so,” she said.
Haveeru had quoted an official at HRCM as saying that a child molestation case related to a MP had been filed at commission, which was investigating alongside police.
The official declined to reveal the name of the MP, said Haveeru.
Spokesperson of HRCM Ahmed Rilwan told Minivan News that he would “have check whether such a case was reported to the commission.”
”The statement given to Haveeru by whomever was not an official statement,” he said.
A police spokesperson said police had no comment on the matter.