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Ex-Vp Adeeb granted permission to travel abroad

Nafaahath Ibrahim
11 June 2019, MVT 17:57
Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb. Supreme Court, on Thursday, upheld the order issued by High Court to shift the former VP under house arrest. PHOTO: MIHAARU FILES
Nafaahath Ibrahim
11 June 2019, MVT 17:57

Maldives Correctional Services on Tuesday granted former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb permission to travel abroad.

According to Corrections, the decision was made based on the advice given by the medical board after Adeeb requested permission.

The former vice president and Tourism Minister had on several occasions requested to travel abroad for medical purposes.

Following the recent annulment of his sentences, Adeeb is currently acquitted of all charges against him.

The Supreme Court overturned his 10-year sentence over charges of illegal weapons possession, while the High Court overturned Adeeb's 10-year and 8-year sentences over his involvement in the blast aboard the presidential speedboat in 2015, and corruption charges respectively.

He was serving a hefty 33-year jail sentence prior to this.

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