The Maldives Police Service has concluded its investigation into Ali Haisham, who allegedly attached the bomb to the motorcycle, in connection with the May 6 blast and referred the matter to the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO).
On Thursday, Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem tweeted that the police had requested that the PG Office prosecute another individual apprehended in connection with the attempted assassination of People’s Majlis Speaker Mohamed Nasheed on May 6. The PG Office will receive 15 days to decide on the case, according to Shameem.
Ten people have been arrested in connection with the May 6 attack. They are as follows:
- Ali Haisham, 27, Nooreege, N. Manadhoo
- Is’haq, M. Kudhehige, K. Male’
- Fahumy Ali, Hudhuruvaage, GA. Vilingili
- Mohamed Nazim, Asareege, AA. Maalhos
- Abdulla Ali Manik, Bahaaruge, HA. Molhadhoo
- Mohamed Thasleem, Alanaasige, HA. Hoarafushi
- Ahmed Adhuham Rasheed, 26, Hiyaa, GDh. Thinadhoo
- Mujaz Ahmed, 21, Ma. Feyruge, K. Male’
- Thahmeen Ahmed, 32, Folheyma, GA. Kondey
- Ahmed Fathih, 23, Dhunfini Ufaa, L. Gan.
Police had earlier referred four suspects’ cases for prosecution in connection with the attack: Ahmed Adhuham, Mujaaz Ahmed, Thahmeen Ahmed, and Ahmed Fathih. PG Shameem stated that a decision on the four suspects’ cases would be made the following week.
The first four suspects in the May 6 attack were caught within a few days of the blast, and under counter-terrorism legislation, terror suspects must be prosecuted within 75 days of their arrest, which is due on August 5.