Convicted former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was taken back to Maafushi Prison after his medical treatment, on Saturday.
Adeeb was hospitalised in Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) on January 5, subsequent to recent shifts from house arrest to Maafushi Prison, as a result of deterioration in health.
However, a statement issued BY the former VP’s family alleged that Adeeb was sent back to prison without the removal of his kidney stones, and that his doctors were coerced by Minister of Home Affairs Imran Abdulla into discharging Adeeb prior to finishing his treatment.
Furthermore, his family iterated that the human rights of any individual to medical care should be applicable to Adeeb, and called for institutions to not intervene.
Adeeb was initially transferred to house arrest under the suggestion of his doctor for a safe “homely environment” suited for recovery.
During his time in house arrest, Adeeb was involved in the formation of political party Maldives Third-Way Democrats (MTD) and carried out various political activities. He was also appointed as president of the party.
According to the Home Ministry, Adeeb was moved back to prison because he violated the transferral to house arrest resolution.
Adeeb is serving a 33-year jail sentence over orchestrating an assassination attempt on former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and for his involvement in Maldives Marketing And Public Relations Corporation's MVR 1.4 billion embezzlement case, during his tenure.