Nasheed to travel to UK for further treatment

Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed seen in Germany for the first time since the assassination attempt on him by blowing an IED near his home on May 6, 2021 | Photo: Social Media

Malé, Maldives – Former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed’s family on Friday, revealed that the Speaker will travel to UK to receive further treatment for the injuries he received during the terror attack on May 6.

Speaker Nasheed remains currently 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 due to 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.

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.

Nasheed previously revealed that he has recovered from majority of his injuries except a few injuries to his leg and elbow. His family revealed that he will be departing to UK today, to receive further treatment with the medical advice of his doctors in Germany.

Speaker Nasheed has been slowly engaging in political activities as well, as he recovers from the injuries. He recently honoured an MDP online meeting to commorate their 16th anniversary.