The Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has called on the Elections Commission (EC) to dissolve the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), calling it a “terrorism party”.
Last week (February 18), Human Rights Ambassador of the President’s Office Ahmed Ibrahim “Sandhaanu” Didi made a similar request to the EC, claiming that the MDP was an “unlawful organisation which commits terrorist activities.”
Speaking at a rally on artificial beach on Thursday night (February 21), local media reported PPM as further stating that former President Mohamed Nasheed should be brought to justice and should not be allowed to hide inside the Indian High Commission.
On February 13, Nasheed sought refuge inside the Indian High Commission prior to a trial hearing in the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court he was scheduled to attend later that day.
Two arrest warrants have been issued to detain and produce the former President at the court on charges relating to the illegal detention of Chief Judge of Criminal Court Abdullah Mohamed in January 2012.
The PPM rally, according to local media, was held to defend both the constitution and the justice system.
PPM Vice President Ahmed Adheeb said that the PPM would not hesitate to hold street protests when necessary, echoing sentiments by the PPM youth wing, who earlier stated that it intends to protest against the MDP protests in Male’.
PPM Spokesperson Ahmed Mahlouf was not responding to calls from Minivan News at time of press.