Police to charge MDP activist for planning civic disruption on March 19, 2012

Police have charged 43 year-old Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) activist Shiyan ‘Shiyalhey’ Shafeeq for disrupting public order, creating instability, planning arson attacks and assaulting security services during a city-wide protest on March 19, 2012.

Police alleged Shiyan not only planned the attacks but also was involved in committing these crimes. The case was forwarded to the Prosecutor General’s Office on July 14, police said.

Shiyalhey has been arrested several times previously on charges of disrupting public order and creating violence during political demonstrations.

The MDP held the March 19 protest to disrupt President Mohamed Waheed’ s attempt to give the opening address to parliament. Waheed had been sworn in just over a month earlier, following the controversial resignation of President Mohamed Nasheed

A group of 200 anti-government protesters replete with MDP and Maldivian national flags staged a sit down demonstration outside Majeediyya school near the parliament in protest over the President delivering his address, while inside the parliament chamber MDP MP’s barricaded the door to prevent the new president from entering.

The charges followed the high court’s recent upholding of a seven year prison term for eight men accused of throwing stones at the government-aligned VTV station on the day of the protests.

Appealing the sentence, Hameed argued that it was extraordinary practice for the court to impose the maximum possible sentence on a first time offender with no criminal record.

However the High Court, noting that the sentence was three to seven years, deferred to the discretion of the Criminal Court judge.

VTV is owned by MP Gasim Ibrahim, a resort tycoon, presidential candidate and member of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) tasked with disciplining the judiciary.


8 thoughts on “Police to charge MDP activist for planning civic disruption on March 19, 2012”

  1. Too bad he is not a Supreme Court Judge.

    By qualifications, he is more qualified than the current Supreme Court Panel.

    By looks, he can be a pornstar-when-abroad cum day-job Supreme Court Judge.

    By intelligence, he will definitely out wit the dumb Judges.

    By being a human, he can't compete against the prophets of our Supreme Court.

  2. Lawless chaos abounds, because the system is itself a violent assault on the dignity of the people.

    Violence begets violence.

    . The merciless irony is that the legal and cultural emgineers use religious laws and beliefs to repress the will, the desire,the needs of the masses as this empowers the powerful to be completely lawless, violently unrestrained in their indulgence of the unlawful activities they claim to be against.

    This has taught the people that there is no such thing as law, or justice, as the law and justice that they see is only power.

    But there is law, and there is justice, in the rare moments that our pain is fused with compassion, we experience what law is. It is the sanctity of humanity.

    These so called law makers will be broken in retribution for the devastation of law, humanity and justice they have committed.

  3. The price of their bliss is the pain of the people. Butt be warned. This is only a down payment. The rage of the oppressed will execute collection of the debt, a million shafeegs will meet then in hell!

  4. shiyalhey is a known kuda henveyru thug. speaks a lot about the activists mdp has recruited.

  5. MDP activist will not do any wrong and they must be free.

    When a person become a member of MDP, he/she must be free from all and they will never commit any crime

  6. You are back!! looks like you didn't take my advice to see a psychologist while you were away!


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