The suspect arrested for threatening Parliament Speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed on social media has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for contempt of court.
The suspect – identified as a 40-year-old Maldivian male – was arrested from R. Meedhoo last Monday.
He was presented before the R. Ungoofaaru Magistrate Court for his remand hearing this Tuesday.
According to the police, the Ungoofaaru Court sentenced him to 15 days in jail for contempt of court.
The court also ordered for him to be remanded in the custody of police for 15 days.
The man in question reportedly threatened Nasheed via Facebook.
“If you return to Maldives, we will do to you what was done to Abu Jahl in Day of Badr,” threatened the man, referring to a Meccan polytheist pagan leader who was killed in the Battle of Badr in 624.
Nasheed is currently in the United Kingdom recovering from injuries he sustained in an IED attack on May 6. He recently requested the Parliament to extend his leave, citing hesitancy to return to Maldives until the culprits behind the attack are brought to justice.
The case is under further investigation by the police.