Speaker Nasheed appoints British QC to collaborate on investigations over the May terror attack

Speaker of Parliament, Former President Mohamed Nasheed | Photo: Vnews

Male’, Maldives – Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed today appointed a British legal expert to represent his interests, examine and work alongside the criminal investigation launched over the attempt on the former president’s life, that took place May 06, 2021.

Kirsty Brimelow QC of Doughty Street Chambers London has been appointed by Speaker Nasheed to apply her expertise to evidence gathering and application in partnership with national and international law enforcement and lawyers.

The collaboration is sought with the hopes of bettering all efforts towards holding the perpetrators accountable for their actions and in bringing them to justice.

A statement publicised by the People’s Majlis that quotes President Nasheed said, “Kirsty Brimelow QC’s vast and relevant experience shall be invaluable in the onward identification and apprehension of those who schemed, planned and funded the assassination attempt against me which was inspired by extreme ideology.”

Furthermore, Speaker Nasheed emphasised on the necessity of a functioning justice system to the pathways of democracy and in the provision of rights and security that are essential for every human.

Brimelow is the winner of the First 100 years Inspirational Barrister Woman in Law 2018 and Winner of The Advocate International Pro Bono Barrister of the year 2018. She is Head of the International Human Rights Team and former member of the Criminal Bar Association Executive.

Widely regarded as an expert in criminal law and also in public law and international human rights law, she holds the distinction of having appeared before many different courts and tribunals for both defence and prosecution and leading in both Criminal and Civil Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court, Privy Council and the European Court of Human Rights. She has defended before Courts Martial, the Court of Appeal in the British Virgin Islands, the High Court in Gibraltar and an Impeachment Tribunal in Trinidad and Tobago.