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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
HEIDI LONDON sunglasses
BLACK OLIVE CATEYE FRAME SUNGLASSES (LIMITED EDITION) – £165
Black Olive Cateye Frame Sunglasses (Limited Edition)
with grey cigarettes pants
I found a very similar version by
DOLCE & GABBANA
available on Yoox $392
I will update later my post.
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