Columbia Law School Visiting Professor Amal Clooney took on the case of former Maldives president and climate change activist Mohamed Nasheed (left), after he was ousted by the military and sentenced to 13 years in prison in what has been described as a politically motivated sham trial.
Here is one more example of how elite celebrities help other elite celebrities enjoy access to courts via celebrity lawyers. Also it indicates that resources of Americans are being used to help other countries but not American citizens. Internationally famous Amal Clooney, represents the former President of the Maldives. Ordinary civilians are often unable to access courts to get relief from abuses. I know I am not the only person. This gentleman is celebrated as the first democratically elected president of the Maldives. He had enough supporters to get elected. Were there no lawyers who supported his efforts and success even in other countries? When he was jailed were there no lawyers available to him? The prestigious Columbia University Law School which includes the prominent former United States Attorney General Eric "White people are cowards" Holder, among its alumni, uses its resources to assist this abandoned gentleman to get temporary release from prison for medical purposes. How many ordinary civilians have such internationally famous help when they are abused by their government?
It is not the first time I focused on this counter productive pattern of abuses of power. Nonetheless the abuses continue. I am not a celebrity. One additional element that makes the news often is the pattern of women being raped. They do not report the crime to authorities. They say, "I did not think anyone would believe me." In the case of the 50 women who reported being drugged and raped by Bill Cosby some of them did go to a lawyer who laughed at them. I got the same reaction from many people who know me. Many elected officials and police officials had the same reaction. They have the added excuse that for many years government criminals who conduct this abuse have generated concurrent character assassination which includes relentless, "He's crazy." to cover up their criminal abuses.
In June 2016, after many years of participation, Chinese Communists and the California crime Syndicate, have the primary roles conducting abuses. These include disturbing my sleep every hour, or keeping me awake. Tampering with communications, telephone, computer and cable TV. Surveillance and character assassination. Abuses of power using psychologists and psychiatrists trying to provoke violence in order to get control. They disagree with the American system of individual rights. The current White House supports this un-American view, but that is another story. One young man visiting at Harvard University from China, told me maybe it is time to get rid of individual rights.
During our brief conversation he verified his belief that the highest form of service is to serve their government. Not their country, their government. At the same time he insisted that the United States is a leader and must provide assistance to other countries when they are in need. I asked why these countries are often filled with people who hate Americans. He repeated his belief that it is the duty of Americans to help others. Yet he was unable to understand why it is the strong individual rights that allowed the population of the United States to achieve its wealth and successes. U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently claimed that the government developed the iPhone, not Steve Jobs. The often delusional congresswoman shows it is not just Communists who fail to appreciate individual rights.
But it does explain why there are Chinese Communists harassing me every day trying to provoke violence. I support individual rights. They do not. The California crime Syndicate harassed me since 1968, and continues to do so without reason. It seems as if they target me to train their young criminals. Groups of police thugs are trying desperately to provoke violence in order to discredit me and/or to get control of me by putting me in jail or a mental hospital. As if 45 years of character assassination did not discredit me enough. These are not the first criminal police employees to try to do this. It is a daily event in my life. These are the same people who try to make me into a homosexual using behavior conditioning--a failed project after 45 years. They beat a dead horse using taxpayer funds and abuse police powers contrary to law. Then there is also my life which was uncivilly disrupted in 1973 when government psychiatrists drugged me for 80 consecutive days using hallucinogens, because they thought I was a spy. Hahaha. Misguided priorities. Is that all this is?
In 1990 the California crime Syndicate hired police employed by Cambridge, MA and Somerville, MA for a frame-up. This is briefly described at above link and elsewhere on this blog. Keep in mind that the crime families and police who participated in the 45 years of criminal abuse, consistently declared "He's a Communist." That was to justify why they attacked me relentlessly, but did not explain what the Communists did.
Unlike the former President of the Maldives, the seven (I fired them all) taxpayer funded lawyers were also paid by the crime families, to NOT put on any defense. The morally superior Cambridge, MA city officials, who just changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Persons Day, remains silent and has no comment on court abuses of a law abiding citizen. They remain focused on getting re-elected and stealing taxpayer funds.
When former Maldives president and international climate change activistMohamed Nasheed finally arrived in London in January, after spending almost a year in prison, few people outside of his family were as relieved as his lawyer, Columbia Law School Visiting ProfessorAmal Clooney.
Tense negotiations with the Maldives government had been touch-and-go until his plane was airborne, and Clooney anxiously awaited word that Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of the island nation, had been freed temporarily for medical treatment. “It was a big relief when I saw him walk down the terminal at Heathrow and give his wife Laila a big hug,” she recalled.
For Clooney, a senior fellow at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, the wait had been long, intense, and occasionally unnerving. Aided by two Law School students working within her legal team, Kristina Ravic ’15 LL.M. and Fang Yi Liu ’16, Clooney was part of an international campaign to win freedom for Nasheed, who had been ousted by the military in 2012 and later sentenced to 13 years in prison in a politically motivated sham trial. For Nasheed, of course, the wait had been longer. His road to freedom began four years earlier at Columbia Law School—though at the time, he had no idea his visit to Morningside Heights would prove to be so fortuitous.
Behind the Scenes
Just months after Nasheed had been deposed, Columbia Law School Professor Michael B. Gerrard,director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, invited him to speak at a public event co-sponsored by the Sabin Center and Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Gerrard moderated the discussion.
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For Nasheed’s case, Clooney drew on research conducted by Columbia Law School students.
The case illustrated lessons from the Columbia Law School course Clooney has co-taught for the past two years with Sarah H. Cleveland, the Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights and faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute.
From Morningside Heights to the Maldives
How International Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney Came to Represent Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, with Help from Columbia Law School Professors and Students
May 12, 2016