Opposition works harder than the government to get justice for Nasheed: MP Shiyam

Naifaru constituency MP Ahmed Shiyam | Photo: Majlis

Malé, Maldives – MP of Naifaru Constituency Ahmed Shiyam said that the opposition coalition is working harder than the government to get justice for the former President and current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed following the terror attack on May 6.

Speaking during the debate of the bill with amendments to the anti terrorism law, MP Shiyam said that the opposition wants to get justice for the Speaker with the small space they have in the parliament as well as the media.

MP Shiyam added that the interest and dedication of the opposition to get justice for the Speaker is evident if they look at the work of the two opposition members in the 241 Committee alone. He added that he does not believe that the current government will be able to do justice for the Speaker and that the next opposition administration will do it if they fail to do so.

Speaker Nasheed 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 on 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. In addition to the Speaker, 3 more people were also been reported to be injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.

Nasheed 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 are being covered by Honorary Consul of Maldives in Germany, Christian Von Stetten.