Suood sent summons by JSC

Husnu Al Suood, the Chair of Commission on Murders and Enforced Disappearances has been sent summons by Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for questioning.

JSC has instructed Suood to present himself to the office at 2 pm, January 20.

Suood has confirmed receiving the summons.

Former Attorney General of Maldives, Suood was sent the summons for questioning regarding his comments about being privy to information of widespread gang influence over the Maldivian courts.

JSC has established a temporary comment to prove the comments, chaired by Attorney General Ibrahim Riffath.

Speaking during a press conference on December 30, Suood said the commission had information uncovering a system of influence by gangs over judges and court staff, exercised to release suspects and influence rulings.

Suood said the commission also had information of appointment of judges nominated by gangs and existence of ‘quotas’ of judges to courts by individual gangs. As well as backroom deals made between gangs, influence over witnesses and perversion of witness testimony in the middle of murder trials.

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