Mohamed Nasheed: The Maldives’ climate visionary a bomb couldn’t stop

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Mohamed Nasheed: The Maldives’ climate visionary a bomb couldn’t stop

Mohamed Nasheed has been a major voice for climate action in an island nation with everything to lose. In early May, Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives and climate activist, was struck by a bomb blast as he tried to get into his car. He survived his injuries, barely, and local police recently announced arrests of the suspected bomber and accomplices — “religious extremists,” they claim. Current Maldives president Ibrahim Solih condemned the assassination attempt as “an attack on Maldives’ democracy and economy.”  Nasheed’s dramatic career mirrors the complex…

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