Nazim Sattar arrested for homosexuality

Ahmed Nazim Abdul Sattar. (File Photo/Sun)

Ahmed Nazim Abdul Sattar, a prominent lawyer and younger brother of Parliament speaker, former president Mohamed Nasheed, has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in homosexual acts.

Nasheed confirmed Nazim’s arrest in a tweet on Thursday evening.

In his tweet, Nasheed said his brother's arrest was selective, and against criminal procedures.

Nazim was reportedly arrested while vacationing in a resort.

Police have confirmed the arrest of three suspects in connection to the case; identified only as a 45-year-old Maldivian male, a 35-year-old Maldivian male, and a 46-year-old Maldivian male.

Sun has been informed they are Nazim, former Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed (Colonel Nasheed), and Abdul Rahman Rafeeu, a police officer working for the Drug Enforcement Department (DED).

All three were on videos allegedly showing them having sex with MD Alamgiri, a young Bangladeshi national based in Male’ who had been working as a prostitute.

Alamgiri was arrested on July 12. Police believe Alamgiri recorded himself having sex with clients, and later used the videos to blackmail them.