Closed trial for Adhuham following guilty plea

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

Malé, Maldives – The Criminal Court of Maldives, today, decided on a closed trial for Adhuham Ahmed Rasheed who detonated the bomb in the May 6 attack targeted at the Speaker of the Parliament and former President Mohamed Nasheed.

On Tuesday, Adhuham plead guilty to all charges against him after which the court closed the hearing to the public. The court decided to continue with closed hearings for the remainder of the trial upon the request of the defendant.

Local news reports that Adhuham has disclosed details of the participation of other suspects after the hearings were closed.

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.

Adhuham plead guilty to all charges immediately after the prosecution dictated the four charges. He also said that there was no compulsion from the authorities to plead guilty.