Clooney to call for Maldives sanctions unless it frees Nasheed

Published September 11, 2015
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney addresses at a press conference at the Kurumba Maldives resort on Thursday.—AFP
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney addresses at a press conference at the Kurumba Maldives resort on Thursday.—AFP

KURUMBA: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney warned on Thursday she will press for sanctions against the Maldives unless it frees former president Mohamed Nasheed, who has been controversially jailed for 13 years.

London-based Clooney, who is defending the former leader, wrapped up a four-day visit to the upmarket honeymoon destination vowing that she will not give up until he was released.

“The next stage will be to pursue targeted sanctions, travel bans and any other action and recourse that we have against the government (of the Maldives) until this matter is resolved,” she told reporters at the Kurumba resort near the capital Male.—AFP

Published in Dawn, September 11th, 2015

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