Criminal Court has cancelled the murder hearing of slain blogger Yameen Rasheed, scheduled for Monday.
Criminal Court did not disclose the reason for cancelling the hearing which was scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
The court is currently carrying out closed-door preliminary hearings under the Criminal Procedures Act.
Six people were charged in connection with Rasheed’s murder: Ismail Haisham Rasheed of H. Annaarumaage, Ahmed Zihan Ismail of M. Iraasmikuge, Ismail Rasheed of M. Thaaif, Hassan Shifaz of M. Kudhehi, Mohamed Dhifran of Sindhubaadhuge/GDh. Gadhdhoo, and Hussain Ziyad of East/M. Kolhufushi.
According to police both Haisham and Zihan were actively involved in the murder of Yameen, and were charged with deliberately killing someone using a sharp object.
Police had previously stated that Yameen’s murder was not politically motivated and that his killers were religious extremists. Police said they had sought the help of four countries in investigating the case.
Yameen was found near the staircase of his home, M. Spectular on April 23, sustaining 32 brutal stab wounds to his head, neck and chest.
Yameen succumbed to injuries later, while being treated at state-run Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital.