JUST IN: Speaker Nasheed arrives in the Maldives

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Speaker of Maldives Parliament Mohamed Nasheed | Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – The former President and current Speaker of the Maldives Parliament Mohamed Nasheed has arrived in the Maldives.

Speaker Nasheed was greeted by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the airport.

The security at the airport has been tightened for Nasheed’s arrival.

This is the first visit from the Speaker since he was airlifted for treatment on May 13 2021 after the May 6 terror attack. Nasheed was previously hesitant to return to the Maldives while the May 6 attack investigation is incomplete. The Speaker of the Maldives Parliament was recovering in the United Kingdom before his return to the Maldives today.

The 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 him, 3 more people were also been reported to be injured from the explosion including the Speaker’s bodyguards and bystanders.

Speaker Nasheed was treated at the Critical Care Unit of ADK hospital in Malé until he was airlifted to Germany on May 2021.