Reporter Naseer arrested for homosexuality

Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim.

Former RaajjeTV reporter Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim has been arrested for engaging in homosexual acts.

Naseer, 28, was arrested by police on Friday.

His arrest comes after a video allegedly showing him performing oral sex on another man leaked last June. The video was one of many leaked online – which has been linked by police to a blackmail ring.

While the police did not identify him by name, a police spokesperson confirmed authorities arrested a 28-year-old Maldivian male in connection to the case on Friday.

Other suspects arrested in connection to leaked sex videos include Ahmed Nazim Abdul Sattar, 46, a prominent lawyer and younger brother of Parliament speaker, former president Mohamed Nasheed, former Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed (Colonel Nasheed), 45, and Abdul Rahman Rafeeu, 35, a police officer working for the Drug Enforcement Department (DED).

Nazim, Colonel and Rafeeu were on videos allegedly showing them having sex with MD Alamgiri, a Bangladeshi sex worker. Alamgiri was arrested by police on July 12.