Missing Maldives’ Mandela

On 13 March, 2015, on his twenty first wedding anniversary, former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed (OD 84-86) was sentenced to 13 years in prison. The preceding politically-motivated trial – rushed through in a break-neck 3 weeks – was characterised by Amnesty International as a ‘travesty of justice’ …

Please download and read full article written by his friend and fellow OD Lucy Johnson below.

Missing Maldives' Mandela (pdf)

Article originally appeared in this year’s Old Dauntseians’ Magazine

“I am no longer in solitary confinement. I have lizards and hermit crabs for company” – Mohamed Nasheed, May 2015.

After leading a twenty-year pro-democracy movement and surviving repeated imprisonments and torture, Mohamed Nasheed, a former Dauntsey’s pupil, was elected President of the Maldives in 2008.