The 37-year-old barrister arrived at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday in a stylish navy suit

By Michael Miller
April 30, 2015 03:05 PM
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After a whirlwind of sightings in New York City while teaching at Columbia University, Amal Clooney is out of the classroom and back to business in the nation’s capital.

George Clooney‘s barrister wife, 37, arrived at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday in a stylish navy suit. Earlier in the day, she addressed The National Press Club Newsmaker Program to call for the release of imprisoned former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed.

Nasheed, the small island nation’s first democratically elected president, was charged with terrorism in 2005 and ultimately sentenced to 13 years in prison after a controversial trial.

Clooney is defending the former president and appeared at the National Press Club Thursday. In a statement, the NPC said that its legal team’s goal is to “make public a filing to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, urging it to find that Nasheed is being held in violation of international law.”

In her career as an international lawyer, Clooney has worked on several high-profile cases, such as her defense of Mohamed Fahmyone, an Al Jazeera journalist accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. She also fought for the recognition of the Armenian Holocaust on the country’s behalf at the European Court of Human Rights in January. And last year, she represented Greece in the country’s bid to have the Elgin Marbles returned from the British Museum.

As early as last week, Clooney was spotted out in N.Y.C., where she was teaching law at Columbia University and spending time with her husband on the set of his film Money Monster.

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