In connection with the IED attack on People’s Majlis Speaker Mohamed Nasheed on May 6, charges have been filed against two new individuals at the Criminal Court.
After completing their investigation, the Maldives Police Service sent the case involving the two suspects to the Prosecutor General’s Office last week.
According to Public Prosecutor Ahmed Shafeeu, a media representative from the Prosecutor General’s Office, Abdulla Ali Manik and Mohamed Thasleem have been charged with aiding a terrorist group under the Counter-Terrorism Act.
Police have accused Thasleem of playing a significant part in organising the May 6 attack and persuading the others involved that Nasheed ought to be murdered.
While authorities suspected Ali Manik of being a top recruiter of Maldivians for the terrorist organisation ISIS, they also suspected him of organising separate community prayers and classes to spread extremist ideas.
The other seven suspects in the case are as follows:
- Adhuham Ahmed Rasheed, Hiyaa, V. Thinadhoo
- Mujaz Ahmed, Ma. Feyruge, K. Male’
- Thahmeen Ahmed, Folheyma, GA. Kondey
- Ali Haisham, Nooreege, N. Manadhoo
- Is’haq, M. Kudhehige, K. Male’
- Fahumy Ali, Hudhuruvaage, GA. Vilingili
- Mohamed Nazim, Asareege, AA. Maalhos