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Adheeb approved for house arrest

28 November 2018, MVT 14:58
Former Vice President Ahmed Adheeb summoned to Criminal Court. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU
28 November 2018, MVT 14:58

Maldivian Correctional Service (MCS) has approved convicted former Vice President Ahmed Adheeb for house arrest, according to his family.

Adheeb’s wife Mariyam Nashwa took it twitter stating that MCS approved the former Vice President to be transferred to house arrest after receiving a doctor’s note. Adheeb’s wife, however, have not revealed any details of the case.

MCS has not released an official statement regarding Adheeb’s transfer to house arrest.

Adheeb’s family said that the Human Rights Commision of the Maldives (HRCM) also approved the transfer of the former Vice President to house arrest -- after the kidney surgery that was performed to remove the kidney stones present in his system.

According to Nashwa, the doctors put a stent in his urethra after performing the surgery and they have prescribed antibiotics that would make his fever sustainable.

In addition to the kidney stones, Adeeb is also suffering from internal cysts and glaucoma.

Adeeb is sentenced to 33 years in jail over his involvement in the largest corruption scandal in Maldives, and for orchestrating an assassination attempt on former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

The former VP's family had on multiple counts sought permission from the government to send him abroad for medical treatment although the previous government denied him the opportunity. He spent three years in prison after being denied medical treatment abroad.

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