Somalia: After Defying Court Order, Regional Appeals Court Gives 1 Week to a Somali Politician to Appear before the Court

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Wednesday December 27, 2017 - 16:25:12 in Latest News by Staff Reporter
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    Somalia: After Defying Court Order, Regional Appeals Court Gives 1 Week to a Somali Politician to Appear before the Court

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) A Somali politician Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame on Wednesday declined to appear before the regional appeals court of Banaadir region for a hearing case and fired his lawyers.

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Abdirahman Abdishakur refuted scheduled court hearing against him on Wednesday. (file photo)
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) A Somali politician Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame on Wednesday declined to appear before the regional appeals court of Banaadir region for a hearing case and fired his lawyers.


The Appeals court issued a letter dated on 25 December 2017 scheduling for hearing penal case against Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame.

The letter which was directed to the Warsame’s lawyers and the office of the attorney general asked to be present at the hearing, according to a court document.

However, Abdirahman Abdirashakur Warsame fired his lawyers Tahlil Haji Ahmed, Abdikarim Mohamed Ahmed, Amina Haji Ahmed in a document dated 26th Dec.2017 terming his case in de Banadir Regional appeals court, an illegal step by the Attorney General, according to Goobjoob Media.

In another development, the regional Appeals court gave one more week to the politician Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame and scheduled another hearing on January 3, 2018, according to a court document dated on 27 of December 2017.


Legal expert say that if Abdirahman Abdishakur fails to appear before the scheduled court hearing, the possibility of issuing a warrant of arrest can not be rulled out.

Clan system is more powerful than any other system in existence in Somalia, including religion and the current government would face more challenges in implementing the rule of law in a country which has been in chaos and lawlessness for more than two decades.

- Horn Observer -


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