Malé, Maldives – The Criminal Court of Maldives has scheduled the May 6 terror attack trials for 20 September 2021, Monday.
Local news Mihaaru reports that Criminal Court Subpoenas have been sent for the hearings to begin on Monday regarding the May 6 attack targeted at the Speaker of the Parliament and former President Mohamed Nasheed.
Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) earlier said that the charges have been raised against 4 suspects physically involved in the terror attack against Speaker Nasheed. This includes Adhuham Ahmed Rasheed, Ali Mujaaz Ahmed, Ali Thahumeen Ahmed and Ali Haisham. In addition, on Monday, PGO stated that Fahumee Ali, Mohamed Nazim and Ishaq are also being charged with various offences.
The trial is scheduled to begin with the detonator of the IED Adhuham Ahmed Rasheed who has already plead guilty and is cooperating with the prosecution. Four charges have been raised against Adhuham including getting involved in an act of terrorism, planning an act of terrorism, supporting a terror association and that of attempted assassination using a dangerous weapon.
The two charges raised against Mujaaz who is accused of helping Adhuham to flee after the attack, includes planning an act of terrorism and that of aiding a criminal to flee.
Along with this, 4 charges have been raised against Thahumeen involved in the attack as well. They include being involved in an act of terrorism, planning an act of terrorism, supporting a terrorist association and helping to transport explosives.
Furthermore, the charges raised against Ali Haisham who is responsible for attaching the IED to the cycle include being involved in an act of terrorism, transporting explosives and planning an act of terrorism.
Charges against Fahumee Ali, Hudhuruvaage, GA. Villigili include the participation in a terrorist attack under Article 4(b)(i) and (ii), 4(c), Article 6(a)(ii) and (c) of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Mohamed Nazim is charged for planning and orchestrating a terrorist attack under Article 4(b)(i) and (ii), 4(c) and Article 7(a) and (b) of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Ishaq, M. Udhehige is charged for transporting explosives under Article 4(b)(i) and (ii), and Article 12 (a) and (c) of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
The IED explosion went off around 2020hrs on May 6, leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured while he was getting into a car near his residence Kenereege in Galolhu Malé City. In addition to the Speaker, three more people were injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.