Former President Mohamed Nasheed claimed today that the present Police Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz and Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim could not strike fear in opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and the party would not be intimidated by them.
Fazeena Ahmed, Haveeru Online
Jun 11, 2012 - 08:24 1 comment
“… and there’s nothing either of them can do. That is Nazim and members of the police and military who had been involved in the coup would be litigated and punished to the fullest extent of the law,” stressed Nasheed speaking during the MDP National Congress meeting in relation to the timeline of the events leading up to the transfer of power on February 7, published by the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI).
During the meeting where the members of the National Congress passed a resolution to make every sacrifice necessary to reclaim their rule, Nasheed detailed that even from the timeline issued by the CNI that does not have the confidence of MDP, shows that his government had been ousted in a “coup.”
In addition, the findings included in the timeline shows that the current government is illegitimate.
In relation to the CNI timeline of the events, Nasheed further said that the two foremost points evident from the document was that current President and then Vice President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik had partaken in the “coup” which had been executed by the police and the military.
Nasheed also detailed that as highlighted by a MDP statement, the CNI timeline had revealed that the Police and members of the public had continuously attacked the army headquarters.
“The National Inquiry timeline had revealed that fact. In addition, point 106 of the timeline also detailed that the police had clashed and assaulted the MDP protesters sometime in the morning of February 7,” the former President said.
Furthermore, the timeline also revealed that the Police had distributed weapons to members of the public while Police Commissioner Riyaz and Defence Minister Nazim had entered the army headquarters to celebrate the success of their “coup”, he added.
Nasheed pledged that the rule of the people would be restored to the people and claimed that the efforts to achieve that result was currently ongoing.