The UN and the Unfair Trial of President Nasheed of the Maldives

Date: Monday 05 October 2015

Time: 12:30-14:00

Venue: 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Amal Clooney, Laila Ali, wife of President Nasheed and Jared Genser of Freedom Now, counsel to President Nasheed

Fee: Free

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 Chambers and Jared Genser of Freedom Now, counsel to President Nasheed.

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