Maldives in still mode

People’s power proved

Posted in Photojournalism, Politics by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on February 12, 2011

“Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is teetering on the brink, after Tunisia’s Ben Ali was forced to flee the country, comes the launching of a new era in world history: People Power has the drive to remove political regimes and to implant the collective will of the population.”

We ourselves has experienced 30 year dictatorship and changed to democracy; The picture was taken in 2006 from a protest against the regime by opposition “Maldivian Democratic Party”, the party’s chairperson Mohamed Nasheed is facing the police. Those days there is no freedom of protesting against the government and the activists were held in prison time to time.

After all the difficulties, suffering, torture, pain, arrest and persecution, Mohamed Nasheed finally won what he deserved in the presidential election of 2008. He’s the first democratically elected president of Maldives.

In Egypt’s situation President Mohamed Nasheed expressed his opinion in 2nd of February 2011, Mubarak to step down, today, 11th February 2011 he welcomes Mubarak’s departure and calls for democratic Egypt.


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