Imprisoned MP receives medical care at IGMH on Mon

South-Machchangolhi lawmaker Abdulla Sinan has received medical attention at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) on Monday.

An official of Maldives Correctional Services confirmed the lawmaker was transported to the island nation's capital on Monday morning for an appointment. Though Sinan visited the hospital for a medical examination, due to the personal nature of the situation the Correctional Service officer had not disclosed any further details.

The lawmaker was arrested by local authorities on February 9, 2018 during the second emergency under president Abdulla Yameen's administration. Sinan was summoned to Criminal Court to extend his remand for 15 days at the end of the emergency.

While his case at local court is still at its initial phase, the sitting judge had refused to relieve remand period for the lawmaker.

Sinan was informed of terrorism charges pressed by Maldives state after spending 35 days in detention.

Initially the lawmaker was not charged with terrorism, he was pressed with graft, unlawful influence and attempt to overthrow government.