Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) has allowed former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb to be transferred to house arrest, following his recent kidney operation.
Adeeb’s wife Mariyam Nashwa said MCS, on Tuesday, allowed Adeeb to be transferred home as advised by doctors.
Adeeb had undergone a kidney operation and has been admitted at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital since, thus it is not clear whether he had been transferred home yet. The decision came after Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) ordered MCS to transfer Adeeb home on November 24, following doctors’ advice to have him under the care of his family for three weeks following the operation.
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.
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.