Jabir jailed upon return to Maldives

Former opposition MP Abdulla Jabir has been jailed upon his return from Malaysia to the Maldives.

The former Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MP was sentenced to  one year jail sentence in February for refusal to provide a urine sample during a police raid on Hondaidhoo Island in November 2012.

He was temporarily released on April 25 for a three month period to undergo medical tests in Malaysia.

According to the Maldives Correctional Services, Jabir is expected to submit medical records within seven days.

The Prosecutor General also charged Jabir over possession of cannabis but the Criminal Court acquitted by the MP citing insufficient evidence.

Charges of alcohol possession against Jabir are pending at the Criminal Court.