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Absence of Prosecutor General Raises Concerns in Nasheed Attempted-Assassination Case

Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem has failed to appear in court for the legal hearings regarding the attempted assassination of Majlis President Mohamed Nasheed. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had promised that Shameem would represent the government in the case, but his absence has raised doubts about the investigation's progress.
The bomb blast targeting President Nasheed on May 6, 2021, was described by President Solih as the "most dangerous terrorist attack" in Maldivian history. Assurances were made that the investigation would involve foreign experts, and the Prosecutor General would personally represent the government. However, Shameem has yet to attend any hearings, and the case is progressing slower than expected.
Supporters of President Nasheed argue that the investigation has been insufficient. They claim that due to weaknesses in the investigation, the financiers and backers of the attack remain unidentified. This lack of progress and the Prosecutor General's absence in court have raised concerns about the credibility of the investigation and the government's commitment to justice.
Critics emphasize the need for a comprehensive and transparent investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice and restore public confidence. The government must address the concerns raised by President Nasheed's supporters and the general public promptly. A swift resolution to this high-profile case will not only deliver justice but also demonstrate the government's dedication to upholding the rule of law and ensuring the safety of its citizens.