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Island Paradise Shattered By Violent Coup

Living in state of relative exile, the ousted president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, speaks exclusively with Chrstiane amanpour on the Around the World about his forced resignation and how politics in the Maldives impacts the rest of the world.

In 2008, Mr. Nasheed became the first democratically elected president of the Maldives, a nation of Islands in the Indian Ocean.  Now, after what he believes was a Coup to throw him from power, he is hiding in a secure location in Sri Lanka.

"Democracy is at stake," Mr. Nasheed believes. "What happens in the Maldives happens in the middle east always two or three years later."

"You will probably see similar incidence two or three years down the line in Egypt," Mr. Nasheed believes.

The remarkable documentary "The Island President" takes a closer look at the life of Nasheed is in theaters March 28th.

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