Maldives in the News


Amal Clooney and other heavyweights to represent jailed ex President Nasheed

Jailed opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has unveiled an international legal team including heavyweight human rights lawyers such as Amal Clooney. Clooney, who has advised the UN and is the wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, is accompanied by Jared Genser, the founder of the renowned campaign group for political prisoners Freedom Now, and Ben Emmerson, former UN rights chief on counter-terrorism and human rights. Read...

Former Maldives Defence Minister Nazim sentenced to 11 years in prison

While presenting the closing statement, state attorneys had said that Nazim should bear the full responsibility of the issue since the weapons were found inside his residence and since he had failed to prove how the weapons got there. The attorney had noted that the Supreme Court had previously ruled that a person should take responsibility of anything, which is found in their possession. Read...
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