Maldives: Arrest for trying to kill Vice President

Maldives: Arrest for trying to kill Vice President -

police Maldives today arrested the vice president of that country, Ahmed Adeeb of course, "attempted murder" President Abdulla Yameen , who a month ago escaped unhurt from an explosion on his ship, officials said.

"I can confirm that he is arrested and detained in police custody. (...) is arrested on charges of attempted murder, "said Interior Minister Maldivian Umar Naseer , according to a report by EFE.

the Vice President was arrested upon arrival at the airport of the archipelago's capital, Malé, and was taken "for investigation" to the prison of Dhoonidhoo, located on a nearby island, explained a police spokesman Abdulla Nawaz.

the source confirmed that he was arrested in connection with the explosion on the boat the president on Sept. 28, in which three people were slightly injured, including first lady Fatima Ibrahim.

Dozens of supporters waiting at the airport arrival Adeeb, who landed in Male from Singapore after an official visit to China, said Shiham Waheed, opposition politician belonging to the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP acronym) Shiham Waheed.

Waheed said the arrest of the vice president, 33, in office since last July, is an act "unprecedented in the history of Maldives."

the investigating committee appointed by Yameen for the investigation of case confirmed on Tuesday that the explosion was an "attempted murder and not a mechanical failure", as initially speculated.

the country is experiencing political tensions since the ouster of former president Mohamed Nasheed in 2012 , the first democratically elected Maldives, who is in prison in a trial widely criticized by international opinion and, according to his party, plagued with irregularities.

Yameen, brother of the dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, came to power in 2013 after beating at the polls to Nasheed by 6,000 votes in a controversial vote

Source:. Telam

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