The Maldives Police Service has said that former President Yameen's passport had been seizedon the request of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO).
Within an hour of the former President's acquittal by the Supreme Court, the Maldives Police Service had seized his passport and the Criminal Court had issued an order barring him from travelling outside the country.
The former President has been barred from exiting the country for a period of 7 days. Although it has been reported that the order had been issued in relation to a case that the Police were investigating, no further details about the case had been shared.
On November 28, The Maldives Journal had asked an official spokesperson for the PGO if they were planning to seize the former President's passport, and they had responded that they were not planning on doing so.
The PGO's spokesperson has declined to comment on any questions regarding the details of the case which was the cause for the seizure of the former President's passport.