Somalia's Chief Justice Suspends 18 Judges amid Plans to Reform the Judiciary

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    Somalia's Chief Justice Suspends 18 Judges amid Plans to Reform the Judiciary

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somalia's Chief justice Ibrahim Iidle Saleban suspended 18 judges who work at the regional Benadir court, the appeals court and local district courts from work, according to official letter a copy of which obt

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Somalia chief justice Ibrahim Iidle Saleban (file photo)
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somalia's Chief justice Ibrahim Iidle Saleban suspended 18 judges who work at the regional Benadir court, the appeals court and local district courts from work, according to official letter a copy of which obtained by Horn Observer.
Among those suspended include the chairman of the Benadir regional court,, three other judges who work at the Benadir regional court, three judges at the appeals court and several district court chiefs, the decree which was signed by the chief justice read.

It was not immediately clear if it was related to recent investigations carried out a committee of experts on the Somali judiciary.

However, dozens of prisoners  were released from the Central Prison in June after Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo appointed in May this year a committee of experts to assess the conditions of the prisoners at the Central Prison in Mogadishu and to report back to the president. 

Among the tasks assinged to the committee was investigate the number of the prisoners held without charges. 

- Horn Observer -


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