The Maldives Correctional Service has initiated an inquiry into allegations of former President Abdulla Yameen engaging in political activities. Yameen, currently under house arrest serving an eleven-year prison term for bribery, was granted permission to leave his residence on October 28, with a restriction against involvement in political endeavors. Subsequently, he received a warning for participating in certain political activities.
According to a corrections official, they received information indicating Yameen’s involvement in political events, and an investigation is underway. The official noted that appropriate action would be taken based on the findings.
Yameen’s attendance at the signing ceremony of the newly established People’s National Front (PNF) at its office on Sunday night, where he became the first member to register, has prompted the Correctional Service to scrutinize the matter.