George Clooney Fears for Amal's Safety as She Takes on Civil Rights Case in Maldives
By Jackie Willis
George Clooney is quite the concerned husband as his wife, Amal, faces possible danger in the country of Maldives.
The renowned civil rights lawyer is there defending Mohamed Nasheed, the country's former president who is currently imprisoned in a Maafushi jail, pro bono in an effort to overturn the former politician's 13-year sentence. He is being detained for "terrorism."
Amal, 37, referred to Nasheed's arrest as "a mockery of justice" when she spoke to The Guardian in April, calling it "arbitrary and in violation of international law."
"She's an amazing human being," he told ET's Nancy O'Dell when asked to name the reasons why he fell in love with her. "And she's caring. And she also happens to be one of the smartest people I've ever met. And she's got a great sense of humor. There's a number of reasons why."