The legal team of former President Mohamed Nasheed said that he is not a character to spit on someone’s face.

A lawyer from Nasheed’s legal team told that the accusations by the Home Minister Umar Naseer – saying that Nasheed spat on a staff working for the prison – is not true.

The legal team stated that they do not understand the underlying reasons for the government to spread false accusations against the former President.

The legal team also said that Nasheed has worked his entire life fighting for the rights of Maldivians, and that he would not treat another civilian unkindly.