March 6, 2016
(Nasheed (L) is pictured with Amal Clooney (R) in the UK. FILE PHOTO/ AFP)
International legal counsel to jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed Amal Clooney has ramped up security after death threats, British media reported Sunday.
In addition to the former president’s local attorneys, he is represented by a high profile international legal team which includes legal heavyweights such as London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, her fellow British attorney Ben Emmerson and her Washington based co-counsel Jared Genser.
In a report, British tabloid Metro.co.uk said it is thought that Amal Clooney, who is married to actor George Clooney, now has full-time security after receiving the worrying messages, even when she visits local restaurants just 300 yards from her house.