Malé, Maldives – The state has sent some evidence against Mohamed Ameen, the first Maldivian on the terrorist list publicized by America’s Department of the Treasuries Office of Foreign Affairs Control (OFAC), to be analysed by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
While the Supreme Court has ordered the Criminal Court to continue the terrorism trial against Ameen on 3 October 2021, the prosecution presented witness statements from persons who investigated hard drives used by the suspect at the hearing today.
The Prosecution also stated that they will present the analysis reports from evidence sent to the FBI during Ameen’s trial.
Police presented hidden files from Ameen’s hard drives today including IS propaganda videos. The prosecution played parts of 8 videos at the hearing today.
The state has charged Ameen on counts of joining a terrorist organization and planning terror acts under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Ameen was arrested in October 2019 over allegations of spreading radical extremist ideologies and recruiting and dispatching fighters to other countries.
Mohamed Ameen is the first Maldivian on the terrorist list publicized by America’s Department of the Treasuries Office of Foreign Affairs Control (OFAC). According to the OFAC bio, Ameen has assisted, sponsored, provided financial, material, and technological support for goods and services in support of ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K) as observed from April 2019.