Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police today released the information of a 5th suspect of May 6 terror attack, targeting former President and current Speaker of the Parlament Mohamed Nasheed.
The man, arrested on 11 June 2021, is revealed to be Ali Haisham, Nooreege, N. Manadhoo. The 27 year old was remanded to 15 days in police custody on 27 June 2021.
In addition to Haisham, four others are in remand. Mujaz Ahmed (21), Thahmeen Ahmed (32) and Ahmed Adhuham Rasheed (26) were remanded for 30 days on 22 June while Ahmed Fathih (23) was remanded to 15 days on 20 June 2021.
The arrested individuals all indicate radicalisation. In addition to police, the 241 Parliamentary Committee is also investigating into the security breach of the Speaker following the terror attack.
Speaker Nasheed still remains in Germany after he was released from the German medical hospital on May 21, where he went for recovery and rehabilitation for the injuries suffered in the May 6, 2021.
The IED explosion went off around 20:20 on 6 May leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured while he was getting in to his car near his house, G. Kenereege, Malé City. Three more people were also been reported to be injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.
The former President was taken to ADK with heavy bleeding, and both internal and external shrapnel injuries. Ball bearings were found in Nasheed’s chest, near the heart. Injuries caused by these projectiles caused life threatening damage to the chest area. Nasheed endured major injury to the fourth rib, with a blade going through a lung. A projectile also went through his intestine with another near his liver.
Speaker Nasheed was treated at the Critical Care Unit of ADK hospital in Malé until he was airlifted to Germany on May 13, 2021 for recovery and rehabilitation. Parliament had previously revealed that Speaker Nasheed’s medical expenses in Germany is being covered by Honorary Consul of Maldives in Germany, Christian Von Stetten.