Gayoom's family to Corrections over inaction on Prison medical board decision

Former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's family has paid a visit to Maldives Correctional Services on Thursday over the authorities sluggish pace on responding to Prison Medical Board's decision to transfer the ex-president to house arrest.

Following their visit to the authority's premises, daughter of the ex-president, Yumna Maumoon said the family was unable to meet with Commissioner of Prisons however, were able to meet with his subordinate officers.

Gayoom's family visited the authority on Thursday to clarify regarding Prison Medical Board's decision on transferring the ex-president to house arrest, and updates about the situation.

"Actually they [Correctional Services seniors] were unable to give an explicit answer on why it is taking long for his [Gayoom's] transfer to house arrest. So we submitted appointment form seeking rendezvous with the Commissioner [of Prisons] for a clear update.

"I do hope Correctional Services will comply to its Medical Board's decision," Yumna Maumoon said.