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Prominent lawyer Shameem suspended

Nafaahath Ibrahim
13 September 2018, MVT 19:05
Lawyer Hussain Shameem at a press briefing. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
13 September 2018, MVT 19:05

Former Deputy Prosecutor General, Hussain Shameem, has been suspended for a period of three months on Thursday.

According to a statement released by the Department of Judicial Administration (DJA), Shameem was suspended due to a tweet on his official account.

Shameem was summoned to DJA on Thursday morning to take his statement.

After questioning, his actions were deemed unlawful by the Judiciary Panel of the Supreme Court.

This is the third time Shameem is being suspended. He was first suspended for two years in 2015 and soon after that, he was again suspended earlier in 2018.

While his suspension is effective immediately, he is currently the lawyer for several high-profile local politicians including former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son Dhiggaru MP Faris Maumoon.

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