The inmate had a blocked nerve.
Gayoom's family do not know why there is a delay.
Fines have also been waived for fishermen, tenants and motorists.
Prison authorities did not say how long the emergency would last.
Pardoned prisoners are told what to wear and must stick to a pro-government social media policy.
All uniformed and civilian staff will have to vote in jails or detention centres.
Giving prisoners basic rights should not be seen as giving them luxuries, said a local NGO.
The Maldives prisons authority spent millions unlawfully or accumulated it as a loss.
Inmates who got work were the 'obedient' ones, the Maldives prisons commissioner said previously.
Lawyers learned of the forced head shaving when the eight former Special Ops officers were summoned for a remand hearing.
Mihaaru and Avas both said that police officers went to their offices, asking about a statement from Ahmed Adeeb.
The statement follows several stories based on comments from the jailed former vice president Ahmed Adeeb and his lawyers.
Politician Ahmed Mahloof said inmates are dying without proper care from authorities.
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After accompanying a witness to the police headquarters last night, Mahfooz Saeed from Nasheed's legal team told the press that the police have assured lawyers the...
Commissioner of Prisons Mohamed Husham said the "contraband was found during a routine check" at the 'Asseryi' jail in Himmafushi, but did not reveal what the...