President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that he highlights the injustices of the former Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) government not because he has concerns about going to prison, but because he does not want any other family to have to bear the suffering experienced by families in the past.
Speaking at a campaign rally of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) last night, president Solih said the reasons why people should not go back to the injustices and fears of the past should be explained, and noted that a lot of people present at the event had suffered past injustices and harm.
"We certainly do not want any family to suffer such injustice. Sometimes things happen when you are involved in politics. However, anything that goes against humanity should not be done," president Solih said.
"How many families, how many mothers, how many fathers, how many children have suffered? I talk about this not because I might be imprisoned and may have to spend time in a jail cell, and I am not worried about that. We can still go through that."
President Solih said that however, a situation where other families have to endure such a situation should not be brought back.
President Solih was arrested and imprisoned during a protest held against the PPM government. The President together with many other leaders and parliament members involved in political activity were charged with terrorism at that time.