May 6 blast: Speaker Nasheed’s medical report submitted to 241 Committee

Members of the Parliament's Committee on National Security Services (214 Committee) captured at a meeting. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The medical report regarding injuries sustained by Parliament Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed in the terror attack against him on May 6, 2021, has been submitted to Parliament’s Committee on National Security (241 Committee).

Speaking during a convening of the Committee on Wednesday, Chairperson of the Committee, North Hithadhoo MP Mohamed Aslam said that the report was attached to a letter from Speaker Nasheed’s office which stated that the report was confidential. He further stated that the report was submitted to the Committee under Speaker Nasheed’s instructions.

Therewith, Aslam requested all members of Committee to refrain from disclosing any of the contents of the report, especially as it involved an individual person.

He detailed that the report was submitted to the Committee for reference by the Committee members. Hence, Aslam noted that members who wish to see the report will be granted the opportunity to do so. However, he stressed that the report had not been submitted for any further review, whereas the Committee would file it as a confidential report.

A homemade remote-controlled IED was strapped to motorcycle parked nearby Nasheed’s residence, and was detonated at 08:27 pm on May 6, 2021, just as Nasheed exited his residence and went to get in his car. Nasheed was thrown to the ground and sustained multiple shrapnel wounds, while three members of his security detail and two bystanders sustained minor wounds.

Nasheed was rushed to ADK Hospital, where he underwent multiple lifesaving surgeries to remove ball bearings and other shrapnel, some of which perforated his internal organs.   

He was airlifted to a military hospital in Germany on May 13, and traveled to the UK in July for further treatment.