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Yameen put under 24-hour observation at instruction of cardiologist

Detained former Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, was moved from his cell at Maafushi Prison to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) at the instruction of his cardiologist, reports IGMH.

Information officer at Maldives Correctional Service, Ahmed Lugman reported Yameen was transported to Male’ City for medical treatment last Monday evening.

The media official at IGMH reported Yameen was put under 24-hour observation at the instruction of his cardiologist at 6:30 pm.

He declined to comment any further.

This marks Yameen’s second visit to the hospital since his arrest on February 18.

Ex-President Yameen was charged with money laundering and making false statements to State institutions following Maldives Police Service’s investigation into the USD 1 million – believed to be embezzled funds in the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) scam – deposited to his account at the Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) by SOF Private Limited.

He was arrested pending the outcome of his trial on February 18 following review of evidence submitted by the State to show he attempted to tamper with the State’s witnesses in the case by offering them bribes.

He is kept at the Special Protection Unit of Maafushi Prison.

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