Political Activist from Maldives Returns to Fulton

4 years 1 week 2 days ago March 19, 2013 Mar 19, 2013 Tuesday, March 19 2013 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:29:15 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

FULTON - A Westminster College graduate fighting for election reform in the Maldives returns to the Fulton campus this week to discuss her political activism.

Shauna Aminath is a 2008 Westminster graduate and a native of the Maldives. She was arrested in the Indian Ocean republic after the 2012 ouster of President Mohamed Nasheed.

Aminath was a deputy undersecretary in Nasheed's administration. She now works to restore the democratic elections that have been replaced by parliamentary votes.

The schedule for her weeklong stay at Westminster included a speech scheduled for noon Tuesday in the Hunter Activity Center.

About 16 percent of the students at the private, liberal arts college come from nearly 70 other countries.

 

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