Women arrested for wearing bikini
A female tourist was arrested from non-resort island of Maafusi here for wearing bikini.
Maldives : A female tourist was arrested from non-resort island of Maafusi here for wearing bikini. A video of the incident went viral where a woman is seen struggling against three police officers of which one is trying to cover her up with a beach towel.
Maldives Police Service Commissioner Mohamed Hameed even made a public apology after the arrest of the woman. The woman in the video was shouting in a British accent, "You are sexually assaulting me."
The wearing of bikinis is not illegal on the island but it is "strictly prohibited" in all areas other than in holiday resorts.