MP Faisal Naseem

Travel ban prevents lawmaker from accompanying son for urgent medicals

  • Naseem's passport has been seized since March
  • He is accused of ‘attempting to incite riots and violence against the government’
  • Same allegations have been made against MPs Imthiyaz and Ameeth, as well as Adhaalath's Nazeer

Aishath Shaany

K. Male' 2018 May 08 | Tue 09:17 4,077 local

Kaashidhoo constituency MP Faisal Naseem - Murushidh Abdul Hakeem

A travel ban imposed on MP Faisal Naseem prevented him from accompanying his son abroad for urgent medical care.

RaajjeMV understands that the Kaashidhoo constituency MP’s passport has been seized since under a court order since March, a nation-wide state of emergency was in place at the time.

His passport was seized over allegations of ‘attempting to incite riots and violence against the government’, following his call for judicial independence and President Abdulla Yameen’s resignation.

In a tweet posted on Monday night, Naseem expressed his sadness in not being allowed to accompany his son for ‘urgent medical treatment’.

In addition to Naseem, passports of North-Maafannu constituency MP Imthiyaz Fahmy, Maduvvari constituency MP Ahmed Ameeth and Adhaalath Party’s Media Committee Chairperson Ali Nazeer have been seized as well, over the same allegations.

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