Adhaalath Party (AP) has lodged a police complaint over death threat made against the party’s chief judge and vice president of Scholars Council Dr. Mohamed Iyaz Abdul Latheef on social media.
AP’s spokesperson Ali Nazeer said the party has asked the police to investigate the death threat as a serious matter.
The police complaint comes after a Facebook user wrote that it was a religious duty to kill Iyaz by hanging for the sake of the Muslims living in Maldives.
The threat has sparked condemnation from a number of religious scholars, including Sheikh Ali Zaid, who described the threat as evidence of political extremism.
He called on the police to conduct a swift investigation and bring the culprits to justice.