Former Maldivian leaders call for open, fair probe into Yamin’s murder

All three surviving former Maldivian presidents have called for an open and fair investigation into the murder of social media activist and blogger Yamin Rasheed.

Yamin, 29, was discovered critically injured with extensive stab wounds to his head, neck and chest on the stairwell of M. Spatula in Male’ City in the early hours of this Sunday.

He was discovered at 2:59 am, taken to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital at 3:15 am and passed away at 3:48 am.

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom tweeted that he was deeply shocked by the murder and said his murderers must be brought to justice.

Former Maldivian President described Yamin as a brave man who was brutally silenced.

He said only an open and impartial investigation with international participation could provide justice.

Former Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik said he was angered by

Yamin’s brutal murder, and wanted an independent investigation into the murder.

Police have already official declared Yamin’s death a murder.

The case is under investigation by Serious and Organized Crime Department.

Yamin’s body is still in IGMH.

Yamin – who runs the blog – The Daily Panic - was a close friend of journalist Ahmed Rilwan who went missing more than two years ago.