• Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why the former President of the Maldives must be released.

    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why she has taken up the case of former President Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives who was jailed for 13 years on terrorism charges. This hasty trial received universal criticism and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has declared his imprisonment as a violation of international law. Amal Clooney gave this interview after she spoke at a side event organised by Amnesty International to highlight the human rights situation in the Maldives focusing on fair trials and access to justice. Amal Clooney acts as legal council to Mohamed Nasheed who is only one of several opposition leaders imprisoned following unfair trials. Others include former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim, sentenced in March ...

    published: 14 Oct 2015
  • Amal Clooney On Human Rights Crisis In The Maldives | Meet The Press | NBC News

    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney talks about her latest legal battle in an exclusive Meet the Press interview with Chuck Todd. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and our original series Debunker, Flashback, Nerdwatch, and Show Me. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.t...

    published: 17 Jan 2016
  • Lawyer for Maldives VP comments on impeachment

    (5 Nov 2015) A lawyer for the Maldives vice president said on Thursday that his client was "framed" over allegations he planned to kill the country's president. Hussain Shameem said Vice President Ahmed Adeeb assured him he would be found innocent if an impartial investigation was conducted. Earlier in the day, the People's Majlis, the Maldives' Parliament, voted overwhelmingly to impeach Adeeb, who will be charged with terrorism for plotting to kill the president, a minister said. Ahmed Adeeb is the second vice president to be impeached in three months. He was arrested for allegedly planning to kill President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in an explosion on his speedboat on 28 September. Adeeb has denied involvement in the blast. The impeachment motion received 61 votes in favour and none ...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
  • Amal Clooney Discusses Latest Human Rights Battle (Exclusive) | NBC Nightly News

    The high-powered human rights lawyer is using her star power to take on an out-of-control crisis in the Maldives, where her latest client went from being president to prisoner. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and our original series Debunker, Flashback, Nerdwatch, and Show Me. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/Foll...

    published: 15 Jan 2016
  • Lawyers may call for travel ban for release of ex-Maldives head

    Legal counsel who are representing the wife of imprisoned former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed said on Monday that they may call for travel sanctions against the holiday destination, in a bid to pressure the country's govt for his release.

    published: 05 Oct 2015
  • Amal Clooney: Sanction Maldives to get politician's ...

    The Maldives' first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, is languishing behind bars. His lawyer says diplomatic pressure must be applied to get him out.

    published: 06 Oct 2015
  • Mohamed Fahmy free in London with lawyer Amal Clooney

    Mohamed Fahmy, former Al Jazeera English journalist, is free after more than a year in prison, greeted his colleague Dominic Kane, who was sentenced alongside him, and was interviewed alongside his lawyer, Amal Clooney at the Frontline Club in London. READ MORE https://www.rt.com/news/313793-egypt-jazeera-journalists-sentenced/ WATCH LIVE: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-uk-air/ FOLLOW ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/RTUKnews FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTUKnews

    published: 08 Oct 2015
  • So you want to be a human rights lawyer? | RMIT University

    Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, interviews Hugh de Kretser on why human rights matters.

    published: 02 Mar 2015
  • Maldives leader vetoes anti-marital rape law as 'unIslamic': Maldives Muslim scholars slammed bill

    The Maldivian president has refused to ratify a bill that would partially criminalise marital rape saying it was "un-Islamic."

    published: 19 Jan 2014
  • Amal Clooney: autocracy and extremism growing

    (5 Oct 2015) Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Monday said that the imprisonment of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed symbolised a turn toward autocracy and extremism. According to Clooney, the Muslim nation currently has the world's highest per-capita level of recruitment to the Islamic State group. Clooney is part of an international legal team that vowed Monday to apply "relentless" pressure on the Maldives government, seeking international sanctions and travel bans on senior officials until Nasheed is freed. Nasheed is serving a 13-year sentence after a court found him guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a senior judge when he was president three years ago. A United Nation's working group ruled last week that Nasheed had not received a fair trial and should be ...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
  • Getting Started in International Law: What I Wish I Had Known From the Start

    As part of its "Getting Started" series, the ASIL New Professionals Interest Group is pleased to start 2016 with a discussion that cuts across sectors and a chance to meet other lawyers in the field. A short, interactive panel discussion will feature insights into preparing for a career in international law. Bring questions, share perspectives, and trade insights into building a successful career in international law. Panelists at this event will share their perspectives as experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds. The moderator will pose questions to highlight professional development advice.

    published: 20 Jan 2016
  • #ThisWeekInMaldives - Feb 5 w/ The Daily Panic (#FikuryIngilaab Ep. 33)

    #ThisWeekInMaldives is a weekly talk series based on the The Daily Panic weekly round-up of the week's events of the same name by Yameen Rasheed. #activism #peoplehacking #levelupthepeople #comingbacktotheissues #workingonissues #hardtalk #changetheworld ****** #ThisWeekInMaldives February 5th roundup can be found here: http://thedailypanic.com/2017/02/this-week-in-maldives-february-5/ You can find Yameen Rasheed on his social media below; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yameenrasheed Twitter: https://twitter.com/yaamyn The Daily Panic blog is here: Website: http://thedailypanic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedailypanic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedailypanicmv ****** This video is available on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/mujunaeem/videos/77410171940406...

    published: 13 Feb 2017
  • Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)

    Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)

    published: 18 Nov 2015
  • Honeymoon In Maldives

    Honeymoon In Maldives

    published: 19 Feb 2016
  • Former president on his prison experience

    (25 Jan 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY London - 25 January 2016 1. Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed and his legal team (left to right at panel, with Nasheed second-left) Jared Gender, Amal Clooney and Ben Emmerson, at news conference 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives: "And we had our country's first free and fair elections in 2008. And I was fortunate to have won it. And we thought that we've won democracy in the Maldives. But how wrong were we. It's easy to topple a dictator. But not so easy to uproot a dictatorship. The lingering remains of dictatorships remain in the countries, in societies, for far longer than we think we know." 3. Nasheed and Clooney at news conference 4. SOU...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
  • Lawyers seek sanctions in bid to free jailed ex-president of Maldives

    Lawyers working to release the jailed former president of the Maldives are seeking travel bans and targeted sanctions against top Maldivian officials as they step up efforts to free the islands' first democratically elected leader. Mohamed Nasheed was ousted in 2012 for ordering the arrest of a judge and is serving a 13-year jail term after a rapid trial in March. The United States and human rights groups are among those to have said President Abdullah Yameen's government failed to follow due process and that the case against Nasheed was politically motivated. A report from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) which finished examining the issue in September called for Nasheed's immediate release but Yameen's administration said last week that it rejected the de...

    published: 06 Oct 2015
Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why the former President of the Maldives must be released.

Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why the former President of the Maldives must be released.

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why she has taken up the case of former President Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives who was jailed for 13 years on terrorism charges. This hasty trial received universal criticism and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has declared his imprisonment as a violation of international law. Amal Clooney gave this interview after she spoke at a side event organised by Amnesty International to highlight the human rights situation in the Maldives focusing on fair trials and access to justice. Amal Clooney acts as legal council to Mohamed Nasheed who is only one of several opposition leaders imprisoned following unfair trials. Others include former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim, sentenced in March to 11 years for allegedly keeping an unlicensed weapon; former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ahmed Nazim, sentenced in March to 25 years for alleged corruption. Almost all opposition leaders are either in jail or in exile, fearing arrest and imprisonment if they return. They include Sheikh Imran Abdulla, the leader of Adhaalath Party, who has been detained since May. He is at risk of unfair trial. What you could do:Tweet to the President of Maldives - @presidencymv release Mohamed Nasheed. Release or ensure fair trials for other political opponents #StopUnfairTrials Background: In 2015, a series of arrests and imprisonments of high-profile political opponents in the Maldives has drawn criticism from the international community. In the UPR of the Maldives this year, several states called for judicial accountability in the country, citing serious irregularities within national judicial processes that resulted in violations of the right to a fair trial. The Maldives government maintains that due process has been followed in all cases of arrests and imprisonments in the Maldives. The panelists will discuss the ongoing situation and ways forward to ensure that the right to a fair trial is guaranteed and that judicial accountability is enforced.
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Amal Clooney On Human Rights Crisis In The Maldives | Meet The Press | NBC News

Amal Clooney On Human Rights Crisis In The Maldives | Meet The Press | NBC News

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney talks about her latest legal battle in an exclusive Meet the Press interview with Chuck Todd. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and our original series Debunker, Flashback, Nerdwatch, and Show Me. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC Amal Clooney On Human Rights Crisis In The Maldives | Meet The Press | NBC News
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Lawyer for Maldives VP comments on impeachment

Lawyer for Maldives VP comments on impeachment

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(5 Nov 2015) A lawyer for the Maldives vice president said on Thursday that his client was "framed" over allegations he planned to kill the country's president. Hussain Shameem said Vice President Ahmed Adeeb assured him he would be found innocent if an impartial investigation was conducted. Earlier in the day, the People's Majlis, the Maldives' Parliament, voted overwhelmingly to impeach Adeeb, who will be charged with terrorism for plotting to kill the president, a minister said. Ahmed Adeeb is the second vice president to be impeached in three months. He was arrested for allegedly planning to kill President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in an explosion on his speedboat on 28 September. Adeeb has denied involvement in the blast. The impeachment motion received 61 votes in favour and none opposed in the 85-member Parliament. The main opposition group, the Maldivian Democratic Party, abstained. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/036f401b90bc61e0c24228f0a27d8218 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Amal Clooney Discusses Latest Human Rights Battle (Exclusive) | NBC Nightly News

Amal Clooney Discusses Latest Human Rights Battle (Exclusive) | NBC Nightly News

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The high-powered human rights lawyer is using her star power to take on an out-of-control crisis in the Maldives, where her latest client went from being president to prisoner. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and our original series Debunker, Flashback, Nerdwatch, and Show Me. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC Amal Clooney Discusses Latest Human Rights Battle (Exclusive) | NBC Nightly News
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Lawyers may call for travel ban for release of ex-Maldives head

Lawyers may call for travel ban for release of ex-Maldives head

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Legal counsel who are representing the wife of imprisoned former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed said on Monday that they may call for travel sanctions against the holiday destination, in a bid to pressure the country's govt for his release.
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Amal Clooney: Sanction Maldives to get politician's ...

Amal Clooney: Sanction Maldives to get politician's ...

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The Maldives' first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, is languishing behind bars. His lawyer says diplomatic pressure must be applied to get him out.
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Mohamed Fahmy free in London with lawyer Amal Clooney

Mohamed Fahmy free in London with lawyer Amal Clooney

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Mohamed Fahmy, former Al Jazeera English journalist, is free after more than a year in prison, greeted his colleague Dominic Kane, who was sentenced alongside him, and was interviewed alongside his lawyer, Amal Clooney at the Frontline Club in London. READ MORE https://www.rt.com/news/313793-egypt-jazeera-journalists-sentenced/ WATCH LIVE: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-uk-air/ FOLLOW ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/RTUKnews FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTUKnews
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So you want to be a human rights lawyer? | RMIT University

So you want to be a human rights lawyer? | RMIT University

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Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, interviews Hugh de Kretser on why human rights matters.
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Maldives leader vetoes anti-marital rape law as 'unIslamic': Maldives Muslim scholars slammed bill

Maldives leader vetoes anti-marital rape law as 'unIslamic': Maldives Muslim scholars slammed bill

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The Maldivian president has refused to ratify a bill that would partially criminalise marital rape saying it was "un-Islamic."
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Amal Clooney: autocracy and extremism growing

Amal Clooney: autocracy and extremism growing

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(5 Oct 2015) Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Monday said that the imprisonment of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed symbolised a turn toward autocracy and extremism. According to Clooney, the Muslim nation currently has the world's highest per-capita level of recruitment to the Islamic State group. Clooney is part of an international legal team that vowed Monday to apply "relentless" pressure on the Maldives government, seeking international sanctions and travel bans on senior officials until Nasheed is freed. Nasheed is serving a 13-year sentence after a court found him guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a senior judge when he was president three years ago. A United Nation's working group ruled last week that Nasheed had not received a fair trial and should be released. His wife Laila Ali said on Monday that while the working group was "specifically about my husband's case", it was also "a symbol of a much wider crackdown." Nasheed became the Indian Ocean nation's first democratically elected president in 2008. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/82a22b5cc09127c9c08b03039bd2b991 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Getting Started in International Law: What I Wish I Had Known From the Start

Getting Started in International Law: What I Wish I Had Known From the Start

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As part of its "Getting Started" series, the ASIL New Professionals Interest Group is pleased to start 2016 with a discussion that cuts across sectors and a chance to meet other lawyers in the field. A short, interactive panel discussion will feature insights into preparing for a career in international law. Bring questions, share perspectives, and trade insights into building a successful career in international law. Panelists at this event will share their perspectives as experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds. The moderator will pose questions to highlight professional development advice.
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#ThisWeekInMaldives - Feb 5 w/ The Daily Panic (#FikuryIngilaab Ep. 33)

#ThisWeekInMaldives - Feb 5 w/ The Daily Panic (#FikuryIngilaab Ep. 33)

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#ThisWeekInMaldives is a weekly talk series based on the The Daily Panic weekly round-up of the week's events of the same name by Yameen Rasheed. #activism #peoplehacking #levelupthepeople #comingbacktotheissues #workingonissues #hardtalk #changetheworld ****** #ThisWeekInMaldives February 5th roundup can be found here: http://thedailypanic.com/2017/02/this-week-in-maldives-february-5/ You can find Yameen Rasheed on his social media below; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yameenrasheed Twitter: https://twitter.com/yaamyn The Daily Panic blog is here: Website: http://thedailypanic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedailypanic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedailypanicmv ****** This video is available on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/mujunaeem/videos/774101719404065/ ****** Want to make your own videos? They are made using the following tools: - Conversations are recorded with Skype using Call Recorder for Skype by: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder/ - Learn how to set up here: https://youtu.be/amPVQOZzUic - This video was recorded using MacBook Pro built-in Quicktime Screen Recorder and FaceTime camera. - This video was edited on iMovie on a MacBook Pro. A tutorial is available here: https://youtu.be/UviYzKGFm4g ****** - Subscribe to my Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/mujunaeem - Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mujunaeem - Follow by public posts on Facebook: https://facebook.com/mujunaeem - Check out my blog here: https://mujunaeem.wordpress.com - Support my work on Patreon by becoming a contributor: https://www.patreon.com/mujunaeem ****** Do you care about free speech? Are you sick of the dishonesty of politicians? Do you think the media is not doing enough to cover the topics that really matter to you? Do you like to discuss big ideas? Then watch filmmaker & human rights activist Muju Naeem's #FikuryIngilaab videos on Youtube & Facebook and follow the conversation also on Twitter. Unfiltered rants, educational videos, big ideas, reviews, one on one conversations with select key influencers and much more. This project is crowdfunded by the freethinking independent concerned citizens of the Maldives via Patreon. (details: http://bit.ly/2j8BqL9) ****** Like, Share, Comment & Follow/Subscribe. Let free speech find an audience.
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Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)

Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)

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Maldives apex court suspends lawyers representing suspects in boat blast case (17 Nov, 2015)
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Honeymoon In Maldives

Honeymoon In Maldives

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Former president on his prison experience

Former president on his prison experience

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(25 Jan 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY London - 25 January 2016 1. Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed and his legal team (left to right at panel, with Nasheed second-left) Jared Gender, Amal Clooney and Ben Emmerson, at news conference 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives: "And we had our country's first free and fair elections in 2008. And I was fortunate to have won it. And we thought that we've won democracy in the Maldives. But how wrong were we. It's easy to topple a dictator. But not so easy to uproot a dictatorship. The lingering remains of dictatorships remain in the countries, in societies, for far longer than we think we know." 3. Nasheed and Clooney at news conference 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives: "But we must keep the hope alive, we cannot give in. We must continue with the fight. And with so many people having sacrificed so much we cannot give up and we will not give up." 5. Nasheed and legal team at news conference 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives: "Not only has the repression by the Maldives regime been maintained, but there is more evidence that my release signals any change on their part. Numerous political prisoners remain in jail, while 1700 others are facing charges just for their peaceful political activity. Every opposition leader is either in jail, facing criminal charges or intimidated by the regime. Our media are under constant threat and every day the regime takes a further step to undermine or eliminate democratic institutions." 7. Nasheed and Clooney at news conference 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives: "Indeed it is important to note that over the last year, despite intense criticism of president (Abdulla) Yameen by key governments, NGOs and the media, it was only when we began to take meaningful steps towards sanctions that he felt compelled to act. Sanctions imposed can easily be rolled back. But unless they are imposed President Yameen will have no incentive to take further action. I want to focus sanctions exclusively on those individuals who are directly responsible for the gross human rights abuses in the Maldives." 9. Wide of panel 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Amal Clooney, Mohamed Nasheed's legal counsel: "Last time I addressed you from these chambers we had just secured a victory in the UN (United Nations), which had ruled that President Nasheed's trial was unfair and that he should be immediately released. What happened very shortly after that was that it became clear the government had no intention of complying with that ruling. And that it was intent on flouting its international commitments and instead just hiring a series of expensive PR (public relations) agencies to try and paper over its abuses. As a result of that we have been making the case at an international level for the imposition of targeted sanctions against members of the Maldives' government who are most responsible for human rights abuses." 11. Nasheed and legal team leaving news conference STORYLINE: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday said the fight for democracy and human rights in his country must be continued. Speaking to journalists in London, Nasheed accused current Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen and his government of repression and gross human rights violations in the Indian Ocean island. Nasheed's legal counsel, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, said her team were seeking to have sanctions imposed on Yameen's government members responsible for abuses. Nasheed became the Indian Ocean nation's first democratically-elected president in 2008. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7a33f989923ce04850df93f08276295d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Lawyers seek sanctions in bid to free jailed ex-president of Maldives

Lawyers seek sanctions in bid to free jailed ex-president of Maldives

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Lawyers working to release the jailed former president of the Maldives are seeking travel bans and targeted sanctions against top Maldivian officials as they step up efforts to free the islands' first democratically elected leader. Mohamed Nasheed was ousted in 2012 for ordering the arrest of a judge and is serving a 13-year jail term after a rapid trial in March. The United States and human rights groups are among those to have said President Abdullah Yameen's government failed to follow due process and that the case against Nasheed was politically motivated. A report from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) which finished examining the issue in September called for Nasheed's immediate release but Yameen's administration said last week that it rejected the decision. Jared Genser, working with international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, said Nasheed's legal team would now be pushing governments to introduce specific financial sanctions and travel restrictions to pressure the administration in Male. "A list is being developed with highly detailed information about perpetrators in the Maldives that will be the basis for our discussions with governments," Genser told reporters at a news conference in London. "The only thing that the government of the Maldives is going to understand is direct action and that's what we need to do." The Maldivian Foreign Ministry said last week that the archipelago "would not be made to act on the basis of a non-binding opinion" from the U.N. body, but that the issue had been referred to its Supreme Court, which will rule on the case.
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