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Maldives: Serious health concerns for Maldivian politician: Ahmed Adeeb

, Index number: ASA 29/2841/2020

Ahmed Adeeb, former Maldivian Vice President, suffers from several ongoing health conditions. Arrested in 2015, for what was believed to be politically motivated charges, his convictions were overturned last year and other charges against him were dropped in July 2020. Local media outlets have reported that the Prosecutor General submitted the case for appeal and accordingly, Adeeb was taken into custody again on 24 July, following an order by High Court, raising further concerns about his wellbeing.

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