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Mohamed Nasheed

The Island President Released From Prison to the UK

Brett Garling | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Brett Garling

(Photo Courtesy of NBC News) If you're planning on booking that next dive trip to the Maldives, you may want to think twice. Human rights abuses the...

Maldives Backslides Into Repression as the World Calls for President Nasheed's Release

Amal Clooney | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
Amal Clooney

The government wants the world to believe that the Maldives is a nascent democracy and a tourist paradise. But despite its expensive PR strategies, the world is not fooled.

Fears Of Instability In Maldives After Ex-President Jailed

AP | Posted 03.14.2015 | World

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A former president of the Maldives called on his supporters to go out in the streets to protest his imprisonment after a quick...

Katherine Boehrer

Former Maldives President: 'There's Nothing More Conservative Than Conserving The Planet' | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

For Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, stopping carbon emissions and adapting to climate change is a necessity. The Maldives sit at an...

The Need for Asian Climate Leadership

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

From small island states to delta settlements, Asia is the climate frontline. Seven of the ten countries most vulnerable to climate change are in Asia and the Pacific. It falls to Asian governments, whose primary responsibility is to protect their citizens, to respond.

Real Conservatives Don't Burn Coal

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

The conservative movement's pro-fossil fuel advocacy flies in the face of free-market economics. Why are we continuing to subsidize highly profitable and polluting fossil fuel firms while choking off support for clean energy? We are not supposed to be the fossil fuel industry's trade union.

Maldives Challenger Wants President To Resign

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

MALE, Maldives -- MALE, Maldives (AP) — The leading candidate in the Maldives' troubled presidential election demanded Sunday that the president res...

Ousted President Leads In Maldives Election

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

By J.J. Robinson MALE, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Partial presidential election results in the Maldives showed Mohamed Nasheed leading on Sat...

The Politics of Energy Is Changing

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Bad energy policy is not just polluting our planet; it is polluting our politics, and warping international relations. It is the invisible force holding nations in thrall to dictators, causing conflicts and repressing human rights.

Former Maldives President Arrested

AP | BY KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The former president of the Maldives was arrested Tuesday on charges of abuse of power during his tenure, setting off violent pr...

Fmr. Maldives President Flees To Indian Embassy After Arrest Ordered

AP | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The former president of the Maldives said Wednesday he has taken refuge at the Indian Embassy after a court ordered his arr...

Abuses Of Power In The Maldives

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Mohamed Nasheed

Three magistrates will decide if I am guilty -- they have been specifically selected by a judicial committee, on which sits the chief financier of the coup.

Former Maldives President Arrested

AP | BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in the Maldives arrested former President Mohamed Nasheed on Monday after he twice failed to appear before a court ...

Ousted Maldives President Fails To Show In Court

AP | Associated Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | World

MALE, MALDIVES — Maldives' ex-president Mohamed Nasheed did not appear for a court hearing on Monday to face charges that he illegally ordered ...

Trouble, Again, in Paradise

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Tom Ginsburg

Most people think of the Maldives as a high-end tourist destination. But the country has a high rate of heroin addiction. Salafist Islam is on the rise. And its deficit is unsustainable. Add to this a stalled political reform, and you have a volatile mix.

Investigation Finds Maldives President's Ouster 'Not A Coup'

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A domestic inquiry commission in the Maldives has concluded that former President Mohamed Nasheed's resignation earlier thi...

Renewable Energy As Solution And Responsibility

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 10.24.2012 | World
Mohamed Nasheed

The growth of India's clean energy sector does more than keep the lights on: It is a crucial ray of hope in the fight against climate change.

The Maldives' Political Tailspin And The Future Of Our Democracy

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Mohamed Nasheed

I face prison again. But I fear that the consequences for democracy in the Maldives will be worse than for me personally.

Prosecutors Charge Maldives Ex-President

AP | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The former president of the Maldives has been formally charged with illegally ordering the arrest of a senior judge, the m...

James Gerken

Warning From Maldives: 'You Can't Pick And Choose On Science' | James Gerken | Posted 07.06.2012 | Green

Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, has some words of climate change warning for the United States: "You can't pick and choose on scien...

'Island President' Sheds Harsh New Light on Copenhagen Climate Deal

Corbin Hiar | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Corbin Hiar

The Island President stars Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of the Maldives. Until Nasheed was deposed in what his supporters describe as a coup, he was a leading voice in the fight to stop global warming and rising seas which threaten his homeland.

Amid Protests, Maldives President Calls For Early Election

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Maldives president announced Wednesday that he will call for an early presidential election following a contentious pow...

Joanna Zelman

How One Man Led A (Literally) Drowning Nation | Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

Maldives is going underwater. Literally. Due to rising sea levels, studies suggest that the country, a chain of nearly 1,200 islands, could be unin...

Clare Richardson

Ousted Maldives President Warns Of Rocky Road To Democracy | Clare Richardson | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- An island paradise known foremost for its picturesque beaches and tourism industry captured international headlines last February when the...

Review: The urgency of The Island President

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Island President may already be too late, in terms of the changes it hopes to effect. But Nasheed remains a courageous and inspiring figure, particularly now that he's been forced from office by stand-ins for the kind of forces he has been trying to combat.