Travel bans imposed on 18 people over leaked videos

Travel bans have been imposed on 18 men who are believed to have had homosexual relations with Bangladeshi national MD Alamgiri.

MD Alamgiri filmed himself having homosexual relations with a large number of Maldivian men, including politicians, businessmen, and government employees. While Alamgiri has now been arrested, the videos are still being leaked. Maldives Police Service has confirmed that the passports of 18 people had been seized in connection to the case.

The police have two charges against Alamgiri: blackmailing a large number of people and having homosexual relations. The police have arrested several people in relation to the leaked videos, including Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed's brother, Nazim Abdul Sattar, and former MP Mohamed 'Colonel' Nasheed. Several government employees have also been suspended over the case.