[13:27] Lawyer Amal Clooney, defending Al Jazeera television journalist's
Lawyer Amal Clooney, defending Al Jazeera television journalist's Mohamed Fahmy, talks to Troy Lulashnyk, Canadian Ambassador to Egypt, before hearing the verdict at a court in Cairo, Egypt, August 29, 2015. An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry. The verdict in a retrial was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, and Peter Greste, an Australian who was deported in February. Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney travelled to Maldives to meet the former president of the island nation Mohamed Nasheed on Monday. On her arrival at the airport, she was welcomed in a traditional manner complete with drummers and dancers.

The 37-year-old barrister looked stunning in white trousers, black short-sleeve button-up. She showed off her slender frame in the outfit. Clooney accessorised with pearl drop earrings and opted for oversized glares by Elizabeth and James (Smith sunglasses).

Her flawless makeup consisted of her visible pink lipstick. Amal’s brunette tresses were kept side parted and over one shoulder. She completed her look with a white handbag.

Clooney is part of the high-profile legal team representing Nasheed, People reported. Her visit to the honeymoon island comes days after his local lawyer Mahfooz Saeed was stabbed by an unknown attacker in Male on Friday. Clooney’s visit to the country is to press for the release of the former leader, who was sentenced to a 13-year imprisonment in March.

“I’m here unfortunately at a time when the human rights situation and security situation is deteriorating day by day,” a Maldives-based website quoted her as saying at the airport.

Nasheed was elected president in 2008 and was sentenced in March under a tough anti-terror law. His trial was criticised by the United Nations which termed it as “deeply flawed.” Nasheed’s jail sentence was later commuted to house arrest. However, in August police took him back to prison in a surprise move that drew fresh criticism from the UN and the US.

Clooney and her Washington-based co-counsel Jared Genser are expected to travel this week to the high-security Maafushi prison island where Nasheed is being held. But, it is still not clear whether they will be allowed to visit him.

The former president announced in April that Clooney would be part of his international legal team, along with Genser. The latter has handled high-profile cases including representing Aung San Suu Kyi -- and Ben Emmerson, a judge on war crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.

Meanwhile, Saeed has undergone emergency surgery and is said to be in stable condition following the attack.

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