February 13, 2012

Political storm in the Maldives

An alleged coup in the island nation is leading to political instability.
In the Maldives, a political crisis has resulted in a takeover by the vice president, as well as street protests and alleged acts of police brutality towards supporters of ex-president Mohamed Nasheed.

In this episode of The Stream we speak to Abdul Ghafoor Mohammed, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the US, and Farahanaz Faizal (@FarahDidi), former Maldivian High Commissioner to the UK.

What was behind the alleged coup and what does it mean for the future of democracy in the Maldives? Send us your thoughts and comments on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #AJStream.