Govt. revokes passports of five, including Nasheed, Jameel

Immigration has cancelled passports of five individuals including former President Mohamed Nasheed and former Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed.

A statement released by Immigration says that persons wanted for questioning in ongoing investigations cannot be allowed to use the passports. The statement added that this had been increasing and that it was deeply worrying for concerned authorities.

Under this passports have been cancelled for former State Ministers Akram Kamaluddin and Ahmed Naseem as well as one of the conspirators of the November 3, 1988 terrorist attack Abdullah Luthfee. Former President Mohamed Nasheed's passport had also been cancelled. Nasheed is presently in UK after having been released from his 13-year jail term on terror charges so that he may undergo a surgery. Dr. Jameel is also in the UK. Both Dr. Jameel and Akram have been ordered to respond to an ongoing investigation on a trumped up warrant for the arrest of President Yameen.

Immigration said that if the five wished to return back to the Maldives, they must arrange for a travel document from Foreign Ministry.