Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically-elected President of the Maldives, is currently serving a draconian prison sentence following an unfair trial on trumped-up terrorism charges. The lawfulness of his detention, which came as part of a widespread crackdown on democracy, human rights and the rule of law by the current Maldivian government, was challenged before the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Mr Nasheed’s wife and legal counsel will comment on the Working Group’s ruling, which will be made public on 5 October 2015, and explain why the former President should immediately be released from detention.
Speakers: Laila Ali, wife of President Nasheed; Amal Clooney of Doughty Street International and Jared Genser of Freedom Now, counsel to President Nasheed.
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