Sexual harassment allegations against Hassan Ismail under investigation: Police

Male’, Maldives – Maldives Police Service has revealed that a complaint of sexual harassment has been filed against the Communications Director of the President’s Office and that the matter is under investigation.

It was further detailed that the complaint was filed by a journalist on 4th February, 2020 and that necessary action to proceed with the investigation is underway.

The victim, Rae Munavvar, who is a senior journalist at ‘The Edition’ which is the English version of ‘Mihaaru’ news has come forward on social media with her allegations and has stated that complaints have also been filed to the President’s Office as well as the Anti Corruption Commission of Maldives.

This comes at a time when the the Minister of Tourism, Ali Waheed has been dismissed from the Cabinet after multiple employees of the Ministry came forward with repeated incidents of sexual harassment.