Alamgir pressed with 40 new charges

Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem speaks at a press conference on August 3, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) has filed 40 new charges against MD Alamgir, a young Bangladeshi national who has admitted to engaging in sexual acts with multiple men, including several high-profile Maldivians.

Alamgir, 26, was arrested on July 12, after videos leaked online purportedly showing him engaging in sex with multiple men.

He was convicted of engaging in homosexuality with three Maldivian men back in August. He signed a plea deal with the state and received seven months in prison.

PGO’s spokesperson, Public Prosecutor Ahmed Shafeeu confirmed Sunday new charges have been filed against Alamgir.

According to the PGO, Alamgir was charged with 40 counts of production of pornography under the Penal Code.

Videos leaked online purportedly show Alamgir having sex with Ahmed Nazim Abdul Sattar, a prominent lawyer and younger brother of Parliament speaker, former president Mohamed Nasheed, former Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed (Colonel Nasheed), and Sergeant Abdul Rahman Rafeeu, a senior police officer from the Drug Enforcement Department (DED).

All three were charged with homosexuality.

Nazim pled guilty to the charge and sentenced to three months in home confinement last week. The other two await sentencing.