Defence Minister Adam Shareef met former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed in prison, a lawyer said Monday.
He visited them on Sunday as an envoy of President Abdulla Yameen. The government has not disclosed details about the encounter.
Gayoom shared concerns over his health, jail conditions and trial issues, lawyer Maumoon Hameed said.
“Just finished meeting president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom at Dhoonidhoo. I’m pleased to report that, despite a visit to him yesterday by a certain high official of the government, his jaw remains uninjured.”
Housing minister Dr. Mohamed Muizzu also met Gayoom, Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed as the president’s envoy in February.
“I have met with former president Gayoom, justices Abdulla Saeed and Ali Hameed to check on their health. I asked them about things such as their health and conditions in jail,” he tweeted.
Saeed, jailed for obstruction of state functions and influencing official conduct, has also complained of the conditions in prison.
The trio are also on trial for obstruction of justice and terrorism. They deny all charges.