BREAKING: Military Coup Ousts Maldives Climate Hawk Mohamed Nasheed

The first democratically elected leader of a 100-percent Muslim country, President Mohamed Nasheed has been ousted in a military coup by supporters of the 30-year dictator Maumoon Gayoom. President Nasheed, who has led democratic reforms and mobilized his island nation about the existential threat of climate change, is now under house arrest by security forces loyal to Gayoom.


Global climate grassroots organization has established an urgent petition to ask the international community to help ensure Nasheed’s safety.

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