Authorities bring Ex-pres Gayoom, son-in-law Nadheem IGMH

Former president of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom currently serving time for terrorism conviction was brought to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) on Thursday afternoon.

His son-in-law, Mohamed Nadheem who was jailed soon after Gayoom was arrested was brought alongside the former head of state to IGMH for possible medical treatment.

The now jailed leader was brought IGMH for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan appointment.

Upon arrival at the hospital premises the former president was flanked by his wife, former first lady of Maldives Nasreena Ibrahim. In addition to this, Gayoom's daughter Yumna Maumoon's husband Ahmed Nadheem was brought for medical checkup as well.

The news have since been confirmed by an official speaking from Maumoon Reform Movement - the 'dissenting' sect from ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).

In August Gayoom was hit with a seizure attack for the sixth time while his advocates continuously urged Correctional Service to take full consideration of the former leader's flailing health condition.

However, his advocates suspect the local authorities were deliberately neglecting to provide necessary medical treatment for Gayoom.

Due to his worsening conditions, his advocates have reiterated to release Gayoom to house-arrest. However, Correctional Service have denied to show any leniency.