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Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed Injured in Bomb Attack

HeadlineMay 07, 2021

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was injured in a suspected bomb attack Thursday. The 53-year-old Nasheed, who is the current speaker of the Maldives parliament, became the country’s first democratically elected president in 2008 but was ousted in a 2012 coup and was granted asylum in Britain before he returned to the Maldives in 2018. He put the fight against the climate crisis front and center of his presidency and has been hailed as a “climate hero.” Thursday’s attack has sent shock waves throughout the Maldives and is being investigated as an act of terrorism. Click here to see our interviews with Mohamed Nasheed.

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