Thorough investigation, can be prosecuted to fullest extent: Special Envoy Abbas Faiz

Prime suspect arrested by Police over the terror attack against Former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed on May 6, 2021 | Photo: Social Media

Male’, Maldives –Special Envoy of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Abbas Faiz praised the Police investigation regarding May 6 terror attack against Former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed on May 6 and stated that it a strong case can be prosecuted.

Abbas Faiz held a meeting with President Solih today where he briefed President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on the progress of the investigation. Mr. Faiz discussed with the President about his findings so far regarding the case and even provided updates on his inquiry to the President. 

Police investigation so far is thorough and considered all angles. That and the commendable effort of the Prosecutor’s Office will create a strong case for trial.

Special Envoy, Abbas Faiz

During the meeting, President Solih requested Mr. Abbas to ensure due process is followed and to guarantee the investigation is being conducted in compliance with best practices at every stage.

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.

An IED explosion went off around 20:20 on 6 May leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured while he was getting into 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.

Special Envoy, Abbas Faiz is required to ensure that all stages of the investigation prosecution and trial of the alleged perpetrators, including 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.

President’s Office earlier informed that Mr. Faiz will be stationed at the President’s Office until the investigation is finished and publicized, while closely inspecting and advising the 241 Committee.