Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) has ordered Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) to transfer former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb to house arrest due to his health condition.
HRCM ordered MCS to transfer Adeeb to house arrest after doctors advised he be with family following his kidney operation at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) on Saturday. Adeeb’s family had submitted the doctor’s letter along with medical documents to HRCM when they shared his medical condition with the commission.
HRCM then ordered MCS to transfer Adeeb to house arrest, and later met with Adeeb’s family to ensure whether MCS followed through their order.
Adeeb’s wife Mariyam Nashwa said although HRCM ordered that Adeeb be transferred to house arrest, MCS had no yet informed them regarding the action they plan to take. The doctor’s letter advising him to be transferred home was also submitted to MCS, she said.
Nashwa called on the authorities to transfer Adeeb home as he needs 24 hour care from the family post the operation. Adeeb has been admitted and receiving treatment at IGMH since November 9.
The former VP has been diagnosed with internal cysts, kidney stones, and vision impairment from glaucoma. His family and lawyers had repeatedly stated that doctors have informed them the treatment Adeeb requires is not available in the country.
However, the former President Abdulla Yameen’s government had refused all of these requests. Meanwhile President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government had not disclosed what action they will take regarding Adeeb’s case.
Adeeb is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence for his involvement in the HRCM corruption scandal and for allegedly orchestrating an assassination attempt on the President by detonating a bomb on the presidential speedboat.