Maldives Correctional Services has stated that they would be taking action against Former President and Opposition Party Leader Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
Maldives correctional services issued the statement due to the demonstration which was held on Friday by the Opposing Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and Peoples' National Congress (PNC) held a nationwide demonstration on Friday evening 'Seeking Justice'. The crowd gathered outside President Yameen's residence in capital Male.
Corrections said that they would be taking action against Yameen For violating the terms of transfer to house arrest because he had stood by an open window on the second floor of his home, and waved to his supporters. He also waved the national flag and PPM's flag from his window. Yameen is currently under house arrest due to the breakout of Covid-19 in the Maafushi prison.
Yameen was found guilty of money laundering, by the Criminal Court on November 28, 2019. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison. He was transferred to house arrest last Ramadan after the Maafushi Prison being stagnated by the COVID-19 virus.
Commissioner of Prisons, Ahmed Mohamed Fulhu tweeted after the demonstration that Yameen's participation in the demonstrations violated the terms of his house arrest by taking part in the demonstrations.
Therefore, the matter will be investigated, and action will be taken against Yameen. Although he did not specify what the actions against Yameen would be.
He had spent 500 days in jail before he was transferred to a home arrest last Ramadan after the Maafushi Prison being stagnated by the COVID-19 virus.