Alamgiri’s trial to commence tomorrow

A screengrab from video showing Bangladeshi national, MD Alamgiri apologize and repent for having engaged in sexual relations with high-profile male politicians and videotaping the acts.

Criminal Court has scheduled the trial of Bangladeshi national, Alamgiri, arrested and charged on suspicions of engaging in homosexual relations with many local men.

The first hearing in the case in this regard, has been scheduled for 4:00pm on Monday evening. Alamgiri is charged with three counts of engagement in homosexual relations. The hearing will be held behind closed doors.

Alamgiri was arrested under a court order in connection to the case on July 12 from the guesthouse where he resided, located in Maafannu. He still remains under arrest.

Prior to his arrest, Alamgiri had admitted to engaging in homosexual relations and apologized to Maldivian citizens through a video message.

Multiple videos of Alamgiri engaging in homosexual relations with men have been leaked on social media.

They include prominent lawyer, Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed’s younger brother Ahmed Nazim Abdul Sattar, former Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed (Colonel) and Abdul Rahman Rafeeu, a police officer working in the Drug Enforcement Department (DED), who have also been charged for engaging in homosexual relations. However, these three men have released from custody following completion of investigation.