Mohamed Latheef – Co-chairperson

Latheef is a Maldivian journalist and the current Human Rights Ambassador of the Maldives. He is a former parliamentarian and co-founded the Maldives Democratic Party – the first and largest political party in the Maldives, which won the country’s first multi-party elections and ended the 30 year dictatorship of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in 2008. Latheef was educated in Sri Lanka, where he has also spent a significant amount of time in self-imposed exile.