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Clooney: I’m very concerned about Amal

George Clooney is “very concerned” about his wife Amal being in the politically unstable Maldives as she works to contend the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Human rights lawyer Amal, 37, travelled to the politically unstable island nation this week to to meet with their first democratically elected president Mohamed Nasheed, at the place where he is jailed.

Although Mohamed is no longer president, having lost the 2013 election to current head of state Abdulla Yameen, Amal and her legal team contends his arrest is in violation of international law.

And as the concern continues to build about Amal’s wellbeing in the Maldives, George opened up about his own fears for his wife’s safety.

"It's a tricky place to be right now," George said during an unaired portion of his interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday.

“Her co-counsel [Mahfooz Saeed] was just stabbed in the head a few days ago. It's a dangerous place to be right now. I'm very concerned with her being there, quite honestly."

Amal is well aware that her career means she is likely to face dangerous situations on a regular basis.

But when Stephen asked George if he wanted to go out to the Maldives in support of his spouse, George replied: “Yes, I do. She won't let me go!"

It was reported that earlier this week that there are many people in the Maldives who wish to cause Amal physical harm.

“Amal is in a pretty rough spot right now in the Maldives," a source told People magazine. “President Nasheed is a really good, forward-thinking man, in a really dangerous situation, and Amal being there is really tricky and really dangerous."

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