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Journo arrested on homosexuality charges released

Former journalist Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim has been released from police custody.

Naseer was arrested under a court order on July 29 over allegations that he had homosexual relations. He was arrested after a video of him having sexual relations with another man was leaked on social media platforms.

Upon the expiry of his most recent remand period, Naseer was presented before the court last Tuesday to decide on his remand. The court extended Naseer's remand by three days and instructed to decide on his charges within the time frame.

The police Sunday said Naseer was released after the investigation was concluded and that his case had been forwarded to the Prosecutor General's Office for prosecution.