Nasheed praises 241 Committee report

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 on Friday, praised the report on the May terror attack compiled by the Parliamentary Committee on National Security Services.

Speaker Nasheed tweeted saying that the report publicized by the 241 Committee is notable among the recent Parliamentary reports and that it is well put together. He congratulated the Chairperson of the 241 Committee, members and other staff for the report.

The inquiry report compiled by the Parliament’s Committee on National Security Services (241 Committee) was publicized yesterday after redacting confidential information regarding national security.

However, the confidential information has now been leaked. “The Times of Addu” refrains from revealing the leaked information and how it was leaked as it may effect national security.

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, three more people were 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.

To date, eight people have been arrested in relation the terror attack, with all of them indicating radicalisation. Maldives Police Service, Parliamentary 241 Committee and the MDP May 6 Committee as well as other authorities are currently investigating into the case