Amal Clooney welcomes Mohamed Nasheed at Heathrow Airport in London 21.01.2016


Amal Clooney welcomed former Mald­ives president Mohamed Nasheed at Heathrow airport, London, after the Indian Ocean islands’ government granted him prison leave for urgent surgery.

“We have just landed”, said Sabra Noordeen, who was travelling with Nasheed, whose conviction last March on terror-related charges has been widely criticised.

The Maldives government said Nasheed was travelling under what diplomatic sources described as a deal brokered by India, Sri Lanka and Britain.

But Nasheed refused a government request to leave a relative behind to act as a guarantor liable to prosecution if he failed to return to serve the rest of his sentence.

After a tense back and forth over conditions, the government finally agreed late Monday to let him leave.

Amal Clooney welcomes him with big smiles and a strong hug.


On Monday January 25th 2016 a press conference will be held in London .

In this press conference, President Nasheed and his lawyers will assess the political situation in the Maldives and highlight the human rights abuses still ongoing in a country most people associate with tropical paradise.

Speakers: President Mohamed Nasheed; Jared Genser of Freedom Now, Amal Clooney of Doughty Street Chambers and Ben Emmerson of Matrix Chambers, counsel to President Nasheed.

Date and Time: Monday 25th January, 13.00-14.30

Venue: 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS

To reserve your place please RSVP to

More information here : Press Conference Mohamed Nasheed


Here two videos :

and via Today Show

Amal Clooney Today Show video



Style files :

Amal Clooney wore

her black  DOLCE & GABBANA Last Minute tote

(sold out and not available online)

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HEIDI LONDON sunglasses

Black Olive Cateye Frame Sunglasses (Limited Edition)–2

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with grey cigarettes pants

I found a very similar version by


available on Yoox $392

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I will update later my post.

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Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed (L) and his British lawyer Amal Clooney walk after Nasheed arrived at Heathrow airport in London on Janurary 21, 2016. Nasheed left the Maldives on Monday after the Indian Ocean islands' government granted him prison leave for urgent surgery. Nasheed, became the first democratically elected president of the Maldives in 2008 and served for four years before he was toppled in what he called a coup backed by the military and police. He was sentenced to 13 years in jail on terrorism charges relating to the arrest of an allegedly corrupt judge in 2012, when he was still in power. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N / AFP / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)


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Photos credits REUTERS /  NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP/Getty Images / Twitter feed

40 thoughts on “Amal Clooney welcomes Mohamed Nasheed at Heathrow Airport in London 21.01.2016

  1. Thank you ,Nati, for posting those winderful pics.
    What a pleasure to see them all!
    To get Nasheed out of jail is an important step.
    Congratulations! Great work!

    How nice: Amal warned the person filming them “be careful …” She took care … great and very nice.

    Only one personal thing; I would like her to take care of animals too. What a pity, she carries a bag of reptile leather.:(
    But nobody is perfect🙂


  2. Bonjour, félicitations pour votre blog !
    Je ne connais pas Amal Clooney et je suppose que c’ est une aimable personne mais sa maigreur est inquiétante et virilise son visage.
    Je trouverais dangereux et navrant qu’ elle soit prise comme un exemple par des jeunes femmes qui confondraient anorexie et renommée.


  3. I love your blog, congratulations!!! Amal is so pretty and intelligence !!!! I think she is si tinny and my answer is… What does she eat? What is her menu everyday? Thanks from Spain 👍🏻☺️


  4. Amal never disappoints when she wears the gorgeous jewel tones and richly pigmented colors (emerald, cranberry, blues, and ruby reds). What a beautiful color coat and the top is fantastic. I like the ivory color and the stitched seams, which give it a “colorblock” feel even though it is monochromatic. It alway appears to have a different fabric; a fine guege knit and a matte ‘silk’ look. I really like it! Not to mention the slight mock to the neckline. This is spot on crisp & clean! The black patent Oxford shoe is really great, also!🙂


  5. And high five to NATI who never misses a beat with up to date, right up to the moment coverage!🙂 NATI, you already have us filled with great anticipation to see the upcoming press conference (AND FASHION) on Monday, January 25 !🙂


  6. I can’t wait to see the fashion post for the black toggle wool coat and the fabulous skirt she is wearing. Head to toe a very classy chic outfit! This skirt is a WOW print! Great print for skinny pants, too, but don’t know if it exists.🙂 Her hair style and also the color look beautiful! 10 out of 10 score here!🙂


  7. I’m slightly confused on 1 little aspect. Perhaps many of you can clarify. Nasheed has left prison temporarily, but how is he able to do it so freely?? I’m confused. If someone was imprisoned in The United States (regardless of status), he would remain in prison garb, be escorted, driven by, and guarded by prison guards/sheriffs, etc. to the hospital AND back with no opportunity for media attention, human contact from loved one’s. It didn’t appear anyone in authority was in photographs or in view of camera in charge. All were smiling ear to ear as if he has been fully released for good and permanently. I’m confused and perplexed. A person imprisoned in America would never have such freedoms and be in the open public. Can anyone clarify what is happening? And foretell what will most likely happen next? Thanks.🙂


    • Because he is not and was never a “prisoner” is the commonly understood meaning of that word. Because he was/is a political prisoner. Because the UN has determined that his detention was unlawful. There is agreement among a large number of countries on this point. His release was negotiated by the UK, India and Sri Lanka through diplomatic channels at the highest level. This was not a release that would have in any way resembled a standard prisoner release. This would never have been in the equation.

      The Maldives were persuaded that the country’s best interests were served by releasing Nasheed. Which frankly is absolutely correct. The missing pieces included sufficient pressure to ensure that the Maldives understood that the problem was not going away and a willingness on the part of a number of government with longstanding and close ties to the Maldives to step up. All of this was made possible by the work of his legal team in moving this issue to the front pages.

      I am going to add here that the US has also held political prisoners – although the realities of geopolitics means that the US has not acknowledged this – nor are they ever likely to. The Cuban Five were held on similarly bogus charges for years. They were recently released and returned to their homeland and families. No shackles, no prison garb and largely no fanfare – as such is the political reality in today’s world – and the diplomatic reality in terms of the delicate relationship between Cuba and the US.

      All of which makes international law, including international human rights law, extremely interesting and endlessly challenging.


    • I agree with Jacyln. He is only released temporarily for surgery. Will he not be returning after his surgery is done and he has recovered? I’m confused as well.


      • And when is this so-called surgery? Nasheed said he has, “backaches”. Who doesn’t? He appears to be walking around fine and stands quite erect and walks with ease. Is this just an embellishment to be temporarily released and to seek out the media rounds while the opportunity exists? Not adding up.

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  8. The camera man who nearly dropped his camera while filming Amal?? (tvjakeny) He’s Jake Whitman NBC NEWS producer, photojournalist and editor. (Meet the Press, The Today Show, Cynthia McFadden & Nightline News, NBC World News with Lester Holt are all NBC affiliate shows). So Amal must have arranged for NBC to continue ongoing coverage. Jake Whitman flew to London Heathrow. He was hired to do so. Smart move and advantageous for Amal to catch the camera.


  9. This blouse is DEVINE! Flowy, feminine and still warm and woolly. Just loving it! Compliments her figure too. Could you, Nati, suggest where to find similar styles? Also love the coat but the cropped trousers seem too chilly for winter use.

    I also congratulate Amal for doing a great job on behalf of her client.


  10. She looks lovely in sunglasses, but kinda wish she would ditch them for the winter. She had them on top of her head in the airport and then covering her eyes for the selfie pic and on while talking eye-to-eye with Nasheed. It appears too “photo op ready”. Rather than keeping it all business.🙂


  11. Jacklyn: I doubt Amal had anything to do with orchestrating/arranging an NBC photographer to come to London. It is a story worth following and whatever NBC or other affiliates decided we are not privy to know. We can just sit back and watch this interesting story unfold.

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  12. I hate to sound negative, but it seems that Amal’s PR campaign is trying to make her out to be an unelected ambassador of sorts. She is a member of a legal *team,* but they hardly ever get any press coverage. Whenever I see a photo of her now, I think of it as advertising for her legal service, and not so much as a testament of her legal prowess. Why the need for so much advertising?

    Furthermore, I worry that the things that Amal does with regard to publicity may end up having negative consequences for her clients or other people similarly imprisoned, if not now, but in the future.

    And, PR and lobbying can work any way that you want them to work – for instance, who’s to say that the governments that she targets won’t start doing the same, if they haven’t already? Then, it boils down to a question of funds – whoever has the most money to burn on PR will have the greatest say in certain media outlets. This already happens a lot in the U.S.

    There is a reason why courts and certain codes of professional conduct exist. In a capitalist society, impartial “courts” (of public opinion, for instance) can be swayed and dominated by those with the most money.


    • Whoa, great point Lady! Very intelligent perspective. I agree with you. We see it all the time: money=leverage=power. You are so correct. Then it turns to rhetoric.


  13. What wonderful work Amal is doing! But I was shocked with the twentieth photo you posted Nat (the collection of photos posted after the clothing recognition ) Amal looks disturbingly thin Amal please take care of yourself too!!!!


    • I agree Jenny. It’s concerning when the bicep area of your arm is nearly the same diameter of your wrist. And when your thigh is nearly the same diameter as your ankles. Dropping weight is causing her to lose her shape. It’s clearly not an athletic/hits the gym/healthy body. It’s rather, eat 300 calories a day and this is all. Not the healthy way to live. As a result, she is looking A LOT older.


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