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Maldivians Will Not Sacrifice Hard-Won Freedoms –Nasheed
Former President Mohamed Nasheed has said that Maldivians will not sacrifice hard-won freedoms.
Speaking at Male’ Usfasgangu, opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) rally ground on Wednesday night immediately after returning from his visit to New Zealand, former President Nasheed said that Maldivians will not sacrifice the hard-won freedoms achieved over many years of struggle against police brutality and dictatorship.
Nasheed spoke on the need to establish a people’s government and that it cannot be established through brute force.
“Trained in thuggery, in iron armor, carrying pepper spray and batons on the streets will not stop our resistance..Thuggery will not push us back” He said.
Responding to public remarks made by figures aligned with the regime about his arrest, Nasheed said ‘you cannot arrest me. Long before that, you will all step back. People of the Maldives always want a government that will work for the development of the country and to better their lives”
He also spoke on the need to have early elections and said elections will be held this calendar year and that the inquiry commission will begin their investigation and those who conspired the coup will be prosecuted.
Wednesday nights rally was the first rally held at Usfasgandu since the Maldives Police Services attempted to dismantle the rally ground on 29 March over ‘illegal activities’ and ‘black magic’ being performed in the area.
Later that night, the Civil Court ordered the police to stop its actions, and halt the dismantling of the protest camp.