Former President Mohamed Nasheed has said he accepts the report produced by the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) subject to the reservations of his member on the Commonwealth-backed commission, Ahmed ‘Gahaa’ Saeed.
All-party talks go ahead last night with an agreement to revise key aims and to resolve “legislative issues” through parliament. Meanwhile, the opposition MDP has said it remains committed to pursuing early elections for this year.
Resigned Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) member Ahmed ‘Gahaa’ Saeed alleges withholding of evidence, witness intimidation, poor organisation, misleading translations, and iPads given as gifts to members.
Commonwealth, US, India, UN call for report outcome to be respected; MDP mobilises after noting report “endorses direct action and sets a precedent that anyone can overthrow the legitimate government.”
A strong police presence is building around parts of Male’ as opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) supporters gather at the Usfasgandu protest area, amid calls for “direct action” following the publication of the CNI’s report.
The release of the report by the President’s Office this morning follows former President Nasheed’s representative’s resignation and denouncing of the Commission’s credibility.
Former President Nasheed sets up camp at the MDP’s Usfasgandu protest site, calling on supporters to launch “direct action” to “topple” the government.
The High Court has invalidated the decision of the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court to rule it did not have the jurisdiction to proceed with lawsuits pressing charges against former President Mohamed Nasheed and certain defence figures serving under him.
Maldives Broadcasting Commission claimed that the local TV Station had violated the “code of practice” of broadcasting by publicising Defense Minister’s received SMS messages