Bangladesh High Commission inspected 70 Bangladeshi prisoners detained in the central prison of Maldives. A delegation from the High Commission of Bangladesh to the Maldives led by S M Abul Kalam Azad visited Maafushi Jail on September 15 (Thursday).
The details were made public on Saturday by the High Commission (September 17).
There are 20 to 25 Bangladeshis in Male Prison and 70 at Maafushi Jail in cases relating to murder, child abuse, drug usage, fighting, etc., they are either detained or found guilty.
The High Commissioner observed the Bangladeshis in Maafushi Jail and enquired about their varied challenges and amenities (medical, food, clothing, prison environment etc.). Later, the issues were brought up with the prison administration. The authorities are asked to promptly give the prisoners the numerous privileges they are entitled to.
Al Mamun Pathan, the welfare assistant, and Sohail Parvez, the high commission’s first secretary, were present at this time.
The Bangladesh High Commission previously visited Bangladeshis detained in Maafushi Jail in the Maldives on January 28 and March 21 of this year to give them clothing and to ask after them.