16 January 2015, Male’, Ref: 24/2016

The Government of the Republic of Maldives has granted permission to Former President Mohamed Nasheed to travel to the United Kingdom to undertake a surgery at his request. Mr. Nasheed is currently serving a 13-year jail sentence for abducting a sitting judge.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed was granted permission under the condition to serve the remainder of the sentence upon return to the Maldives after the surgery.