11 Facts About Mohamed Nasheed

1. In 2008 Mohamed Nasheed became the first democratically elected president of the Maldives, a nation best known for its expensive high-end resorts, ousting its longtime strongman.

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2. In 2009 Mohamed Nasheed wrote, "Sea level rise of even half a metre would make much of [the Maldives] uninhabitable.

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3. In 1999 Mohamed Nasheed was elected to the Maldivian parliament, the People's Majlis.

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4. In May 2009 Mohamed Nasheed was presented with Coral Cultivation Initiative Award by Huvafen Fushi Resort and Underwater Spa, Maldives in recognition of his active participation in cultivating coral in the resort's nursery as well as for his efforts in creating greater awareness on the impact of climate change in the Maldives.

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5. On 13 March 2015, Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to thirteen years in Maafushi Prison for abducting Abdulla Mohamed.

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6. In February 2015, Mohamed Nasheed was arrested again and ordered to stand on trial for his decision to arrest Abdulla Mohamed in 2012 while he was the President.

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7. On 12 August 2005 Mohamed Nasheed was arrested again when he was sitting in the center of the Republican Square, with supporters of MDP, to mark the second anniversary of the Black Friday.

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8. In November 2003 Mohamed Nasheed left the Maldives and joined Mohamed Latheef to help establish the Maldivian Democratic Party, in self-exile, in Sri Lanka and the UK.

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9. In 2016, Mohamed Nasheed was given asylum in the United Kingdom, where he had gone for medical treatment.

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10. On 30 August 2014, Mohamed Nasheed was elected as the President of the Maldivian Democratic Party.

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11. The Supreme Court ruled Mohamed Nasheed could not be detained by police or.

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