President Nasheed Calls on Police to Refrain from Covering up President Yameen’s Involvement in Corruption, Money-laundering, Terrorist Financing and Black Magic

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) have announced that there are investigating a judicial arrest warrant, which was reportedly issued against President Abdulla Yameen Yamin Abdul Gayooom on Sunday February 6. The MPS have further alleged that former President Mohamed Nasheed telephoned a senior member of the security services encouraging him to arrest the President. The… Read more

Unofficial Translation of the Guardian Declaration Presented to President Nasheed by the Maldives Correctional Service

January 18 2016 On 17 January at approximately 5:30pm, President Nasheed was given two written declarations by the Maldives Correctional Service. President Nasheed, in the presence of 4 of his lawyers and 3 members of the Maldives Correctional Service, signed the first declaration agreeing to return upon completion of his medical treatment and to keep… Read more

President Nasheed’s Family Refutes Correctional Services’ Statement

President Nasheed’s family has refuted statements by the Maldives Correctional Service claiming his departure to the United Kingdom for medical treatment has been delayed as a result of his family’s denial to sign certain legal documents. President Nasheed’s family would like to clarify that no member of the family has been approached by the MCS,… Read more

President Nasheed Calls for Global Decarbonisation Target; Criticises Maldives’ Lack of Leadership in Paris Negotiations

President Mohamed Nasheed who is currently serving a 13 year sentence following an unfair trial on politically motivated charges welcomes the joint statement by Amnesty International and Greenpeace international and reiterates their calls for commitments to clean and renewable energy to prevent a climate change-induced global human rights crisis. President Nasheed says that, while progress… Read more

President Nasheed’s Counsel delivers List of Potential Targets for Sanctions to UK Government  

On 26 November, counsel for President Nasheed submitted to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office a list of individuals responsible for serious human rights violations in the Maldives. The submission of the list, which will be kept confidential for the time being, follows a meeting between Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office… Read more

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Unanimously Finds Detention of Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed in Violation of International Law; Urges His Immediate Release 

October 5, 2015, London — Today, the legal team of former President Mohamed Nasheed – Amal Clooney of Doughty Street Chambers, Jared Genser of Freedom Now and Ben Emmerson QC of Matrix Chambers – released Opinion No. 33/2015 (The Maldives) of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. In its decision, the Working Group concluded that: “The deprivation of liberty of Mr. Nasheed, being… Read more

Statement by Madam Laila Ali at the Press Conference on UN WGAD Opinion

Today is an extraordinary day – for me, for my husband and for our family. We are extremely grateful to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for its decision. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our international legal team, and our local lawyers, for all their work on this case.… Read more

The Full Text of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion on President Mohamed Nasheed’s Case

The full text of UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 33/2015 (The Maldives)

Statement Delivered by President Mohamed Nasheed’s Daughter at the UN Human Rights Council

Thank you Mr. President. My name is Meera Nasheed, and I am pleased to speak on behalf of Freedom Now – an NGO that supports and works to free prisoners of conscience around the world – about the report of the working group on the UPR of the Maldives. My father, Mohamed Nasheed, former president… Read more

Daughter of Jailed Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed to Address U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA, September 24, 2015 – Freedom Now, a U.S. and U.K.-based NGO that works to free prisoners of conscience, invited Meera Laila Nasheed, age 18, to appear on Thursday September 24th at 5 pm local time before the UN Human Rights Council about her father, Mohamed Nasheed, a prisoner of conscience and the former President… Read more

Lawyers Amal Clooney, Ben Emmerson, and Jared Genser say Maldives Government Should Face Targeted Sanctions

New York, NY, Sept. 24, 2015 — International counsel for former President Nasheed, Amal Clooney and Jared Genser, recently returned from a visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka. During their trip they met with President Nasheed, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, the Maldives’ Attorney-General, diplomats, members of the media, and civil society. Nasheed’s unjust… Read more

High Court Schedules Abrupt Preliminary Hearing On PG’s Appeal of President Nasheed’s Verdict

The High Court yesterday informed President Nasheed of a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday, 9 September at 2pm to determine if it would hear the appeal of President Nasheed’s verdict filed by the Prosecutor General. This hearing has been scheduled abruptly by the High Court despite a request by President Nasheed earlier this week to… Read more