Mahloof illegally held in custody for six days, rules NIC

The National Integrity Commission (NIC) has ruled that current Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof was illegally held in custody for six additional days during the tenure of former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom.

Mahloof was convicted on two charges and sentenced to 11 months and 24 days in jail. According to the Criminal Court, Mahloof was due to be released on June 3, 201z7, after serving his sentence. However, the Maldives Correctional Service released him from jail six days after the completion of the sentence.

Minister Mahloof filed a petition with the NIC to investigate his illegal detention when he was a member of Parliament for the Galolhu South constituency.

In their ruling on the matter, NIC found Mahloof was illegally held in detention for an additional six days. Mahloof has not yet decided whether to sue for compensation following NIC's ruling.