PPM protestor remanded in custody for biting police officer

A woman who allegedly bit a police officer during a protest organized by the opposing Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has been ordered to be held in custody for five days.

At a protest held on Saturday night calling for the release of PPM's incarcerated leader, Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom, Aishath Nuha Ibrahim, a participant in the protest, bit a police officer while she was being apprehended.

Following her arrest, the Criminal Court Sunday ordered her to remain in custody for five days. The court said statements by two police officers support the accusation that Nuha bit her arresting officer at the time of the arrest.

The court order emphasized that Nuha's custody was necessary for the safety and security of the community. She faces charges of obstructing a police officer in the performance of their duty. The court order also highlighted that Nuha has a history of previous arrests.