Legal Politics

Jailed ex-VP’s family to rights watchdog over alleged negligence

Former Vice President Adheeb escorted out of the Criminal Court. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Former Vice President Ahmed Adheeb’s family filed a case at the Human Right’s Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) over alleged negligence of his health.

A letter sent to HRCM by Adheeb’s second wife Mariyam Nashwa expressed concern over the deteriorating health of her husband and stated that all authorities have claimed that they cannot take the responsibility of sending Adheeb abroad for treatment.

Noting that Adheeb’s illness cannot be treated in the Maldives, she pointed out that, according to the Constitution, depriving Adheeb of a right accorded by the Parole Act can be considered as torture.

Hence, Nashwa urged HRCM to accord Adheeb his rights as per the obligations and authorities of the commission.

The former VP’s family claim that Adheeb has an internal cyst, kidney stones and has also been diagnosed with “glaucoma”.

Adheeb is sentenced to jail for 33 years for his involvement in the biggest corruption scandal in the country and orchestrating an assassination attempt on President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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