Lawyer suspended from court by Judge Abdulla Mohamed

Lawyer Imthiyaz Fahmy, also an MP for the Maldivian Democratic Party, has been found in contempt of court and suspended for six months by Senior Judge at the Criminal Court Abdulla Mohamed.

Fahmy was defending a man who had been accused of throwing an egg at a DRP supporter in their campaign office next to the former president’s wife’s house Enderimaagu.

Fahmy says before he began with the case, he noticed the defendant’s name was misspelled and his address was not on the charge document.

“The charge document should say who it’s against,” he said.

Fahmy said that due to procedural methods, he felt he needed to correct the matter before beginning the case, and asked the judge if this mistake could be rectified.

“The judge was taken by surprise,” said Fahmy, “and asked the prosecutor to correct the document in court. This is not how a criminal case is conducted.”

Judge Mohamed said Fahmy “did not cooperate with the court” and “just wanted to play.” He added that Fahmy “was not being serious” and was “arguing” with him and the attorney.

Maafanu North MP Imthiyaz Fahmy
Maafanu North MP Imthiyaz Fahmy

Fahmy said he was then asked to leave the courtroom by Judge Mohamed, while his client was told to remain there. Fahmy claims his client later told him that he had been asked to give his statement before another judge in his absence.

The next day, Fahmy found out through the media that he had been suspended.

“I wasn’t even informed,” he said. “I went to the court for the document on my suspension, but was denied [the document].”

Judge Mohamed says Fahmy cannot attend the court on the same case again.

Fahmy said he was “not surprised by the judge’s misconduct in court,” and he intends to make an appeal against Judge Mohamed’s decision to the High Court and the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

The commission confirmed that Judge Mohamed is currently under investigation for issues relating to conduct.

The case Fahmy would have been defending has been dismissed.

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17 thoughts on “Lawyer suspended from court by Judge Abdulla Mohamed”

  1. Frivolous law suit, judge who has minimum understanding of court conduct, lawyer who doesn't respect the court. A good summary of our justice system. Thank you.

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  2. Judges are so important to the justice system as they are there to protect the weak and vulnerable. Yet their political affiliations throws out all the moral values they have left.
    May Allah (swt) give hardship to those that gives hardship to the innocent and reward those who use their position to protect the victim.

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  3. abdulla mohamed akee, maumoon ge meeheh. veemaa hairaa eh nuvey . maumoon ge meehun thah beyru vumun noonee, raajjey gai adulu insaaf eh qaaim eh nukurevyne. maumoon ge nubai reymumun mi hurihaa kameh ves koffaa eheree.

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  4. islam teacher turned judge in like 3 years time..wonderful transformation thats the state of justice system

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  5. such is the state our country is in today?

    who do we point our finger at? Nasheed, Maumoon, Nasir, Amin, Fareed...............

    I think we Maldivians need to wake up. We have been dormant and asleep since the year 500 BC.

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  6. Abdulla kairee bunelan beynunvanee thihen baaruge beynun koggen kanthah kuraakah maaka ginadhuvaheh nethey. kuriyyaa kuri kamegge badhalu maaka ginadhuvaheh nuve dhekeyney.

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  7. INTHI VES DHEN MAA WESTERN VEGEN NOOLHE ALHUKAMEH KURAN DHAS KURIYYA FAHAH RANGALHU VAANE, DHO!

    INSAANAA DHIRI DHUNIYEYGA HUNNAANEE KIHAA DHUVAHAKU KAN ENGENEE KAAKAH THA?

    MAA MIUZIKEE VEGEN ULHUNEEMA TOY VATHTHARU JAHAA BAEH FAHARU, INGEY.

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  8. If judges and lawyers are to thrash out their differences of opinion in this manner, Maldives can say goodbye to the frail justice system in place right now, and welcome jealousy and disharmony!
    This judge somehow seems to feel is a funny character!!!

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  9. It is unethical a MP of peoples' majilis work as attorney of someone. In Maldives, there are ethical codes for attorneys but it is very limited. MPs go courts to defend their clients. An active founders of a political party defending CSC against Finance Ministry.Maldives is becoming a country like law less since there is no any mechanism to accountable MP's of the Peopl's Majilis .

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  10. miraajje ah abadhuves beynun vaanee voh balaafa foiy balan faritha vefa,nuvatha mi usoolun niyaa ivvumuge hunaraai adhi mirongun PHD nagaifai vaa meehunneve.
    raajje ah miadhah vure vokuge ali libifaivaa maadhamaa akah edhemeve.

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  11. Inthi is a man of principles...anyone who knows him does understand that.He respects legal profession and he always tries to uphold justice. His lawyer-client relations are perfect. I am a first hand witness..

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  12. Mi'ee kureege Attorney General Dr Hassan Saeed ves meenaage shari'ah hingumuge akhulaaqee mingandu hunna gothuge shakuvaathah kureege raees maumoon ah fonuvi Qaazee tha??

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  13. Dhauvaa ufulenee kaakuge mahchah kan neygey gothah hunna liyekiyun thakah balaigen ves massalathah kuriyah gendhevey kameh masheh nudhenehurin..dhauvaa kuraairu furathama sharuthakee identity e'ngumeh noon baa? Inthi's argument holds grounds!

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