Maldivian women walk past the Grand Friday Mosque in the island capital of Malé. Few visitors get to see the reality of life for locals in the Indian Ocean archipelago who live in an increasingly harsh regime under President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Photograph: AFP  Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images

On arrival in the Maldives, holidaymakers bound for the exclusive resort of Gili Lankanfushi are whisked from the airport to a speedboat, given a f(...)