Husnu Al Suood

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Husnu Al Suood was the Attorney General of the Maldives from 2009 to 2010. He also served as the Chief Judge of the Civil Court and as a member of the Judicial Service Commission in the Maldives from 2008 to 2010.[1]

Defending Mohamed Nasheed[edit]

In 2005 Suood defended the then Chairperson of the Maldivian Democratic Party, Mohamed Nasheed, against charges of terrorism.[2] Suood complained that Nasheed was prevented from having a fair trial by international standards. He said that the prosecutor's team had more time than the defense team, charges were amended without notification and evidence was not handed over to the defense team. As a consequence, the defense team contemplated withdrawing from the case altogether as to protest the unfair conditions.[3]

Suood later participated in the democratic movement of the Maldives. As a member of the Special Majlis he helped in drafting the current constitution.


  1. ^ "Husnu Al Suood". Suood & Anwar. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  2. ^ "SAARC Human Rights Report 2006". Asian Centre for Human Rights. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Mohamed Nasheed's Defense Team Considering Withdrawing Legal Representation". Minivan News. 2005-10-29. Retrieved 2013-05-25.