Two of London’s most high-profile barristers were pitched into direct conflict today, as Amal Clooney’s client expressed
We Must Send the Maldivian Regime a Clear, Unambiguous and Robust Message: Their Behaviour Is Unacceptable
It is in all our interests to send the Maldivian regime a clear, unambiguous and robust message: their behaviour is unacceptable. Mr Nasheed must be released, the charges dropped and the democratic process restored.
Free Maldives' Mohamed Nasheed From 'Alice in Wonderland' Trial - And Award Him the Nobel Peace Prize
Far from its popular image as a tranquil, tropical paradise, with sun-drenched beaches, crystal-clear blue waters and honeymoon couples, the Maldives today is a cross between Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe and Alice in Wonderland, with elements of North Korea, Burma and radical Islamism thrown in.
A year on from the historic UN inquiry, we should study afresh their findings and recommendations - and ensure that it does not sit as a historic text on academics' shelves, but instead serves as a policy manual for imminent implementation.
The Island President is now under island arrest. Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has been placed under a travel
There are many people who sound very impressive on paper but, unfortunately, when you meet them, do not live up to their
Many a PR firm could do with the attention-gathering skills of Mohamed Nasheed, a man on a mission. The world's press flocked
When a democratically elected president is forced to resign by rebels within the police and military, threatened with bloodshed if he refuses, frog-marched by police and military to a press conference to announce his decision, detained for several hours, beaten up as he addresses a peaceful gathering of supporters, and then a warrant for his arrest is issued, I call that a coup d'état.
As the world watched the Syrian regime roll in tanks to crush, kill and maim its own civilians in grotesque numbers, a bunch of corrupt gangsters staged a coup d'état in the small Indian Ocean state of the Maldives. The democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, was forced to tender his resignation.