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Delay in bombing trial a concern: Parliament

Lamya Abdulla
07 May 2022, MVT 17:51
(FILE) Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed speaking at the parliament on February 28, 2022 -- Photo: Parliament
Lamya Abdulla
07 May 2022, MVT 17:51

Parliament of Maldives has expressed concern over the delay in the trial of the attackers against former President and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.

In a statement issued on the occasion of the first anniversary of the targeted bombing on former President and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, the Parliament Secretariat said that the assassination attempt of Nasheed was an attack on Nasheed and the Maldivian community as well.

The anniversary fell on Friday, May 6.

They expressed concern over the fact only one person involved in the assassination attempt had been sentenced to jail over the year that has passed since the attack. The trials of the remaining suspects are ongoing. The statement further said that until justice was achieved, it severely hampers Nasheed's life and his official work as well.

"Until justice for the attack is achieved, it narrows the scope of Nasheed's ability to carry out his official work and live independently as well," it said.

The statement called to hold investigation to find the parties that had funded the attack as well. The attack was noted as the biggest terrorist attack in Maldives' recent history, and they said all those involved must be brought to justice.

The trial of Mohamed Adhuham, who was involved in the bombing, has been completed so far. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

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