MayTerrorAttack: Special Envoy Abbas Faiz arrives in Maldives to monitor investigation

Special Envoy, Abbaz Faiz arrives to Maldives. (R) | Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – Special Envoy of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Abbas Faiz arrives in Maldives to monitor the investigation against Former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed on May 6.

Mid-May, President Solih appointed a British Special Envoy, Abbas Faiz to monitor the investigation, prosecution and trial of the terrorist attack that took place on May 6th against the Speaker of Parliament and former President Mohamed Nasheed.

The Special Envoy was received by the Chief of Staff at the President’s Office, Uz. Ali Zahir at the Velana International Airport on Friday. President’s Office earlier informed that Special Envoy Abbas Faiz will be stationed at the President’s Office until the investigation is finished and publicized, while closely inspecting and advising the 241 Committee.

Special Envoy, Abbas Faiz is required to make sure that all stages of the investigation prosecution and trial of the alleged perpetrators, and any related and necessary inquiries are according to the international best practice and national laws. This is to ensure that the integrity of this investigation.

Over the past three years, Abbas Faiz has also worked as a Lecturer in Law in the Schools of Law, Essex University in the United Kingdom. He has also published articles on human rights in the Guardian, New Statesman, the Lancet and in several South Asian newspapers. This includes several papers he wrote about the human rights situation in the Maldives as well.