Maldives Parliament Speaker Returns After Injury Recovery From Terror Attack

MALE – The Maldives’ speaker of parliament and former President, Mohamed Nasheed, has returned, after spending four months abroad, recovering from injuries sustained in a terror attack, local media reported here yesterday.

According to the SunOnline news, Nasheed flew back from the United Arab Emirates, and was greeted at the airport by President Ibrahim Solih and senior government officials.

Nasheed was injured in a blast, caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a motorcycle, parked near his personal vehicle, on May 6. He was rushed to a hospital in the capital, Male, where he underwent multiple life-saving surgeries.

He was transported to a hospital in Germany on May 13, and travelled to Britain on July 21. In Aug, he requested the parliament for an extension on his leave, until the perpetrators of his attack were brought to justice.

Maldives police arrested 10 suspects in connection to the May 6 terror attack, with four of them having been prosecuted.

Source: NAM News Network