If the ruling PPM’s concern over the recent arson attack on his party’s office in Addu City was genuine, the former president said he feared a “third hand” could overthrow President Abdulla Yameen’s administration.
A group of masked men wielding wooden planks and rocks attacked participants of an MDP rally held at the harbour area of the Feydhoo ward earlier in the evening.
“The information shared by UK police so far is that the texts received from the ‘private’ number are threats sent through Cardboardfish.com,” Nasheed tweeted today.
“Today the govt acted against radicals but MDP stepped in & helped them spread their message. I thought we were together in this fight,” Home Minister Umar Naseer tweeted on Friday.
In an open letter to President Abdulla Yameen the Canadian NGO suggested that unsolved attacks on media outlets and the disappearance of Ahmed Rilwan show the Maldives is failing to adhere to human rights obligations.
“In expressing its considered opinion to the UPR, the HRCM is fulfilling its official and legal mandate,” reads a letter from APF Chairperson Dr Ali Ben Smaihk Al-Marri sent to President Yameen on September 24.
“Islam, our great religion of peace, compassion and tolerance, is being hijacked by radical and extremist elements to perpetuate hatred and violence,” Dr Waheed said at the 69th session of the General Assembly.
“If we don’t want an executive dictatorship from a dictatorship, we don’t want a judicial dictatorship either,” the former speaker of parliament said, calling on the public to speak out for judicial reform.
“The commissioner of police said no one who wishes well or wants a good future for the country would speak ill of the public and talk either in the Maldives or abroad in a manner that could render the country’s sound institutions powerless,” reads a news update from the police media.