Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) has granted permission for former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb to seek medical treatment abroad. The permission was granted upon advisory of the medical board, revealed MCS.
It is notable the permission was only granted after several requests from Adeeb seeking permission to leave the country for medical purposes, all of which were rejected previously.
While Adeeb was initially sentenced to 33 years in prison over several charged, all charges against former vice president has now been vindicated. The state raised corruption and bribery charges against Adeeb claiming the acquisition cost of Maabinhuraa in Lhaviyani Atoll was directly deposited to an account of a private company, with affiliations with Adeeb. However, the High Court nullified the 8-year jail sentence on former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb over the corruption case of Maabinhuraa and ordered the lower court to run a retrial on the case.
Previously, the High Court has also nullified the 15-year jail sentence against Adeeb over the presidential speedboat blast. The Supreme Court has also nullified the 10-year jail sentence against Adeeb over the possession of a firearm.
Meanwhile, Criminal Court reverted the 15 charges levied against former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb to Prosecutor General's Office. The 15 cases which were asked for a retrial were sent back to Prosecutor General's Office unanimously after a Criminal Court judges meeting held on May 29. The lower court refused to run a retrial on Adeeb's corruption and terrorism charges raised following the blast on the presidential speedboat.
Prosecutor General Aishath Bisham has said the Supreme Court verdict on Maabinhuraa case will determine the stand of Prosecutor General's Office on Ahmed Adeeb's cases reverted without running a retrial.
The public have raised questions over the actions of criminal court while the criminal court revealed the charges levied against Adeeb were sent back to Prosecutor General's Office as the constitution obstructs to proceed with the charges as of now.