Maldivian MP refutes claims he has fled to Sri Lanka

A Maldivian Member of Parliament (MP) has denied claims he has fled to Sri Lanka and instead says he is in the country for some political work.

Ahmed Mahloof refuted claims that his arrest is impending, which surfaced after the Maldivian state seized his passport in early October, RaajjeMV reported.

Mahloof told RaajjeMV that he has no knowledge of a potential case against him and that he is ‘not afraid of being arrested’.

“I have some political work here to take care of, [former] President Nasheed came here yesterday so I have to meet with as well, and I have some medical reasons to be here as well. By no means am I fleeing, nor am I a fugitive” Mahloof said in the interview from his home in Sri Lanka.

The parliamentarian’s passport was seized for a duration of three months on October 2nd, through a ruling from the Criminal Court. The court has since issued similar orders on the passports of a number of other parliamentarians.


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