Maldives ex-VP Adeeb again transferred to Dhoonidhoo jail

The former vice president Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor, serving a 33 year life-imprisonment sentence for multiple convictions has been transferred once again to Dhoonidhoo jail.

Earlier at the same venue, the former VP was transported to Maafushi penitentiary on February 2, a day after Maldives Supreme Court ordered the release of nine political dissidents which had included Adeeb as well.

Moosa Siraj, the representing advocate of Adeeb has confirmed he was transferred back to Dhoonidhoo jail on Thursday but added he was not informed about the movement in advance, while authorities had neglected to disclose the reasons for his sudden transfer.

"Neither advocates or his [Adeeb's] family were informed regarding his transfer back to Dhoonidhoo," Siraj said.

While the former vice president who served under president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom in current regime before getting unceremoniously tossed off following the speed-boat explosion carrying the president's couple, was transferred to Dhoonidhoo jail on Thursday, former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has been transferred back to the same venue moments earlier.