Abbas Faiz, the Special Envoy to the Government of Maldives to monitor the investigation, prosecution and trial process of the terrorist attack against the Speaker of the Parliament and former President Mohamed Nasheed, on Monday, briefed President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on the progress of his inquiry. The meeting took place at the President’s Office on Monday morning.
Mr. Faiz conferred his findings thus far and provided updates on his inquiry to the President. President Solih requested Mr. Abbas to ensure due process is followed and to guarantee the investigation is being conducted in compliance with best practices at every stage.
The Special Envoy is mandated to ensure that all stages of the investigation, prosecution and trial of the alleged perpetrators, and any related and necessary inquiries related to the terrorist attack against the Speaker of the Parliament that took place on May 6, 2021, is carried out in accordance with international practices as well as national laws in order to ensure public confidence in the integrity of these processes.
Mr. Abbas was appointed to the post on May 19, 2021. He arrived in the Maldives on July 2, 2021.