Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Maafushi prison repaired and being used again

The prison in Maafushi island which was vandalized on 20 September have been repaired and is being used again.

Penitentiary Department’s director Ahmed Rashid said that the prison was being used starting from last Thursday.

However, services such as cable TV is still not functioning as damages done were serious.

When the prison was repaired, some changes were brought, including the strengthening of security for public safety.

The repairs were made by the construction ministry.

The prison was vandalized by inmates claiming to mark the first anniversary of the death and torture of inmate Hassan Evan Naseem by security officers.

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