The opposition called the moves a "purge."
Mohamed Nasheed was jailed in 2015 on terrorism charges after a trial that drew international criticism.
If you're planning on booking that next dive trip to the Maldives, you may want to think twice. Human rights abuses there
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.
How is this affecting the country's work on climate change, and is carbon neutrality still a goal? Well it’s not all lost
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.
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.
I face prison again. But I fear that the consequences for democracy in the Maldives will be worse than for me personally.
The United States has a bigger challenge."It's going to be difficult for the U.S. to be a world leader unless they themselves
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.
On Feb. 7, 2012, Nasheed offered his resignation as president of the Maldives in a surprise move. Initially denying that
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.