- Pest control operation in Dh. Kudahuvadhoo
- 2 apprehended and 1 being sought in relation to case of assault
- Police delegation returns from training with the FBI
- President Waheed reaffirms commitment to improve the standard of IGMH
- Police help rescue Snorkeler who went missing
- EU Ambassador pays farewell call on President Waheed
- President’s Office directs all govt offices to participate winners of national Quran competitions at official functions
- 23rd Session of the Human Rights Council concludes in Geneva
- JP congress to be held on July 10
- AK underscores the importance of more people joining to get economic freedom
- Home Ministry requests all to refrain from painting public areas in political colours
- Police begins eradicating graffiti from the walls of Male’ City
- Individual found dead in Bilehdhoo
No foreign pressures on govt to protect Nasheed- Abbas
-Legal action will be taken against those who broke the law on Feb 6-7-8
The government has revealed that there are no foreign pressures on the government to protect former President Mohamed Nasheed illegal actions from the law.
In view of the investigative report of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) on the events of February 6 and 7, government spokesperson Abbas Adil Riza said that the government will take the necessary legal action against Nasheed regardless of the fact that he is a former President and also the Presidential candidate of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).
“The government of Maldives will not compromise with any criminal who break the laws and challenge the constitution. And the government will not give any concern to any people who advocate on behalf of the criminals. The government will do whatever it takes to implement the law. It’s only Nasheed and some international organizations loyal to him who are raising concern over this. These are not foreign states. No state has put any pressure on the government to protect Nasheed from the law,” he said.
Abbas said that the government will take the necessary legal action against all the people involved in the crimes perpetrated against the constitution on February 6,7 and 8.
The government spokesperson Abbas assured the Maldivian people that the government will expedite the legal process against the perpetrators following the report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI) which is to be published on 30 August.
Abbas stressed that there is ample evidence in the report of HRCM that Nasheed opposed and challenged the constitution several times during his Presidency. He added that the government will not step back from taking the necessary legal actions to protect the rights of the people which were violated by Nasheed.
Abbas noted that it is not clear to the Maldivian people that there was no coup involved in the transfer of power despite the allegations of former President Nasheed. He said that the report of the HRCM exposed every lie of Nasheed regarding his resignation and the events of the day.
Meanwhile, ‘at gunpoint’, ‘under threat of the army opening fire on the public (the lynch mob he referred to last night)’, ‘police threat to storm the army headquarters’, ‘to prevent foreign influence in domestic affairs’, are just a few amongst the many surprises Nasheed continues to pitch at local and International media since he announced ‘voluntary resignation’ on the 7th of February.