Maldives: Ex-AG suspended from practicing law for a period of four months

October 9, 2018

Department of Judicial Administration (DJA) has decided to suspend Former Attorney General and prominent lawyer Husnu Al Suood for four months.

DJA, run under the Supreme Court of the Maldives, made the announcement on Tuesday, stating that Suood’s suspension is effective from Tuesday for the span of four months. He was suspended after thorough investigation under the regulations set for law practitioners in the Maldives.

The ex-AG’s suspension comes following an inappropriate tweet he had posted regarding which read that the Supreme Court’s decision to extend a presidential term in 2013 is illegitimate.

It is also followed by an interview he gave to VNews in which he says that former President Dr. Mohamed Waheed’s term, who came into power after then President Mohamed Nasheed was ousted, had been extended under a Supreme Court ruling. He had gone on to say that this decision was illegitimate.

This is not the first time the ex-Attorney General has been suspended from practicing law.

https://raajje.mv/en/news/42181

https://edition.mv/news/7304

https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/prominent-lawyer-suspended-for-criticising-supreme-court-141988

https://raajje.mv/en/news/42990

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husnu_Al_Suood

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