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Amal Clooney arrives in the Maldives to fight for release of Nasheed

Amal Clooney greeted a large crowd as she touched down in the Maldives capital of Male on Monday, where she is pressing for the release of jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed

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Can Mohamed Nasheed save the Maldives – and the rest of the world – from the rising seas?

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Paradise burns as 'mutiny' takes over during protests led by ousted president of Maldives

Ousted Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed (pictured) is carried by his supporters during a meeting in Male

In pictures: Maldives 'coup' inflames tensions

Mohamed Nasheed, 8th February 2012

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Maldives former president given boost by thousands taking to streets in Malé

The former Maldives president, Mohamed Nasheed, greets his supporters after Friday prayers in Malé. He has called on his successor to resign. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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The Maldives is under threat from climate change and Islamic extremism

Angela Merkel with the former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, in 2010 (AFP/Getty Images)

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Former president Mohamed Nasheed, who resigned last month in what he claimed was a de facto coup, warns the country will now find it difficult to make its voice heard on the global stage

Mohamed Nasheed's overthrow is a blow to the Maldives and democracy

Mohamed Nasheed: Bastion of Democracy - leader in the fight against Climate Change. Unafraid to stand up to his torturers, in fact ousted them by winning the first democratic elections in the Maldives in 2008 - ousted himself by the old regime in jan 2012. I hope you are safe.