Colonel Nazim taken to Male’ for doctor’s appointment

Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim waves at reporters as he is transported to prison. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

The former Minister of Defense, Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim – serving a 11-year prison sentence on weapons charges – has been taken to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for a doctor’s appointment.

Nazim was transported to Male’ City and taken to IGMH at approximately 8:30 am this Monday, where he consulted with a doctor and had some tests done.

Media official at Maldives Correctional Service, Ahmed Lugman confirmed Nazim was taken to IGMH for a doctor’s appointment, but provided no details.

Nazim was sentenced to 11 years in prison by Criminal Court on March 26, 2015. He has lost appeals at both High Court and Supreme Court.