Somalia Attorney General Seeks Treason Charges Against Lawmakers, Asks for the Somali Parliament to strip Immunity

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Sunday December 17, 2017 - 21:08:10 in Latest News by Staff Reporter
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    Somalia Attorney General Seeks Treason Charges Against Lawmakers, Asks for the Somali Parliament to strip Immunity

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia's Attorney General Dr. Ahmed ALi Dahir on Sunday said that his office seeks charges against two lawmakers who are accused for conspiring against the state and asked for the Somali Parliament to strip the immunit

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Somalia attorney general Dr. Ahmed Ali Dahir holding a press conference in Mogadishu on Sunday. Photo Credit: Horn Observer
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia's Attorney General Dr. Ahmed ALi Dahir on Sunday said that his office seeks charges against two lawmakers who are accused for conspiring against the state and asked for the Somali Parliament to strip the immunity.

In a press conference held in Mogadishu Dr. Ahmed Ali Dahir  accused Hassan Moalim Mohamoud and Abdisabir Nor Shuriye who received money from foreign countries to use against the state and pointed out the necessity to take immediate legal actions against them. Dr. Dahir pointed out that the Criminal investigation units have legal authority to investigate any crimes or suspicion in accordance with the law.

"In the light of light, we have submitted the speaker of the parliament documents, along all available evidences, against two lawmakers who are accused of treason charges, to strip the immunity in order for them to be tried and the remaining investigation be completed.” Somalia’s Attorney General Dr. Ahmed ALi Dahir said,  "The lawmaker has an immunity, but that does not mean that he is above the law and we are therefore requesting the honourable parliament to strip the immunity from those lawmakers in order to be able to bring them before the law.”


This is the first time the Attorney General requests from the parliament to strip immunity from lawmakers accused of treason charges and its not clear how the parliament would react the attorney general's request.

- Horn Observer -



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