Jan 26, 2012 - 05:15
- The case of the "enforced disappearance" of Criminal Court's Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed in custody of the Special Forces since the 16th of this month has been submitted the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Working Group.Judge Abdulla’s lawyer Maumoon Hameed said Thursday that the complaint was filed with the UN Human Rights Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance (WGEID) to compel law enforcement authorities to function within the constitution.
“Our aim is to bring Judge Abdulla back to the protection of the law, to unite him with his family and to compel the Special Forces to obey court orders”, Maumoon added.
He further stated that by submitting the case to the UN Human Rights Working Group it would facilitate and pave the way to discussions in the UN Human Rights Council.
“This Working Group might make a country visit to the Maldives and would issue a report which would contain the actions and comments of the Government with regard to the case”, he said.
Judge Abdulla’s arrest by the Special Forces against constitutional and judicial law had also been brought to the attention of the international community by various members.
The issues surrounding the arrest and subsequent detention of Judge Abdulla Mohamed have also been submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) last Monday.
The case was submitted to the ICC by stating that the continued detention of Judge Abdulla was in clear violation of the “International Convention on Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearance”.