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Three injured in prison fight

The assault occurred at the high-security Maafushi jail.



Three inmates at the high-security Maafushi jail were injured in a fight on Sunday.

An assault incident was reported at around 6pm, a police spokesman told the Maldives Independent. 

Three inmates were injured and an investigation is under way, he confirmed. The injuries were not life-threatening, according to reports.

The Maldives Correctional Service was not responding to calls.

Last month, the government formed a seven-member commission to conduct an audit of the jails in the Maldives. The commission has asked the public to share information about the treatment of inmates.