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George Clooney’s wife Amal receives death threats, security boosted

George Clooney has ensured wife Amal got full-time security after she received death threats for representing jailed former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed.

hollywood Updated: Mar 07, 2016 09:11 IST
George Clooney,Amal Clooney,Amal Alamuddin
US actor George Clooney (R) and his wife Amal Alamuddin pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet for the film Hail, Caesar!(AFP)

Hollywood superstar George Clooney has reportedly upped security at his UK home after his lawyer wife Amal received death threats. The international human rights lawyer is currently representing jailed former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed. The 38-year-old attorney now reportedly has full-time security after receiving the worrying messages, even when she visits local restaurants just 300 yards from her house, reported Metro.

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South Oxfordshire district councillor Paul Harrison has been involved in George’s plans to up his security following the risk. He’s also been in negotiations with George and the village after George’s plans to put up cameras, which could face any direction including into neighbouring properties, on varying poles around his Grade II listed Berkshire home were denied.

Lawyer Amal Clooney (R) sits with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and the former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed (L) in 10 Downing Street, in London, in January.

“Security isn’t so much for him but for her,” said Harrison. “From George’s point of view, the high-level legal work she does and the death threats she gets, it’s quite serious,” he added. The cameras were rejected after they were considered a ‘potential infringement of the privacy of neighbouring properties’ but Mr Harrison added that they “have now been reduced from six to three meters, so we’re happy with that.”

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Nasheed was the country’s first democratically-elected president in 2008. However, he claimed that he was ousted at gunpoint in 2012. He was later jailed for 13 years in 2015 under anti-terror laws but was given leave to visit the UK for spinal surgery early in 2016. Reps for George and Amal have been contacted for comment.

First Published: Mar 07, 2016 09:08 IST