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Nasheed Writes Poem In Memory of February 7

Majlis Speaker, Mohamed Nasheed, has commemorated his resignation from the Presidency on nearly a decade ago on February 7, 2012 in verse.

Nasheed and his sympathizers maintain that his voluntary resignation had been the culmination of a coup d’état lead by the armed forces. However, to date, no independent institution has investigated the matter and concluded that what had transpired on February 7 had been a coup d’état.

Nasheed had resigned amidst heated protests that broke out following the illegal arrest of the Chief Justice of the Criminal Court, Abdullah Mohamed. Nasheed resigned after the armed forces requested him to refrain from giving out illegal commands.

In the poem he published as a tweet, he wrote poetic verses that lamented some painful event in the past, and condemned that his fall to his current low state was brought about by a great crime. It must be noted that at present, Nasheed is the Speaker of the Majlis, where the majority of seats are occupied by representatives of party Nasheed leads, the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). President Solih also happens to be a member of the MDP.

In his verses he continues that he would not forgive the attack (ie. the supposed coup d’état) on the years of his personal sacrifice.