Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) has revealed former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor was taken back to custody due to violations of the house arrest agreement.
While former vice president was transferred back to prison on January 2, Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) revealed concerns saying he was transferred in violation with the doctor’s recommendations.
Responding to HRCM, the correctional service issued a statement noting house arrests are considered as a humanitarian act, under powers granted under the Prisons and Parole Act. The service said inmates are kept in house arrests following a signed consent, adding if the consent is violated inmates will be immediately transferred back to prison.
Furthermore, the statement noted although reports say it was instructed to follow a certain recommendation by an urologist who treated Adeeb on November 27, the doctor’s recommendation instructed MCS to provide him a homely environment. MCS noted Adeeb was transferred to house arrest for a period of 2 months, following the recommendation.
Moreover, MCS expressed Adeeb was transferred back to prison as the service had not observed a health deterioration that could not be treated in prison during the period of the house arrest, assuring the institution will not violate human rights of convicts.
Meanwhile, Adeeb’s political movement, Maldives Third-Way Democrats has decided to submit a case to the parliament.