Abdulla Saeed

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Abdulla Saeed
އަބްދުﷲ ސައީދު
1st Chief Justice of the Maldives
Assumed office
18 September 2008 - 10 August 2010 14 December 2014 - present
Nominated byMaumoon Abdul Gayoom


Abdulla Yameen
Appointed byPeople's Majlis
Preceded byOffice established
Judge of the Supreme Court of the Maldives
In office
18 September 2008 – Present
Nominated byMaumoon Abdul Gayoom
Personal details
Abdulla Saeed

(1964-09-25) September 25, 1964 (age 54)
Addu Atoll, Meedhoo, Maldives
EducationAl-Azhar University (Sharia And Law, LL.D.)

Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed (Dhivehi: އަބްދުﷲ ސައީދު; born 25 September 1964) has been the Chief Justice of the Maldives since September 18, 2008.

On February 6, 2018 chief justice Abdulla Saeed alongside justice Ali Hameed was arrested under state of emergency for trying to overthrow the government.[1]

On May 8, 2018 he was found guilty of trying to obstruct state functions, being accused of ordering the suspension of the government’s e-letter management system (GEMS) to block the delivery of three letters.[2]

Early Life and Family[edit]

Born on the island of Meedhoo (Seenu Atoll) on 25 September 1964, Abdulla Saeed is a descendant of the Dhiyamigili Dynasty of the Maldives.

He is the first son of Mohamed Saeed and Maumoona Mohammed Didi. His father, Mohamed Saeed, served as a Khatib of Meedhoo for nearly a decade.


After returning to Maldives in 1995 Abdulla Saeed began as a state attorney for the attorney generals office. He represented the state in numerous cases and advised the state in legal matters.

In late 2000 he was appointed as the director of Institute of Shari’ah and Law of the Maldives and later became the first Dean of Faculty of Sharia and Law of the Maldives National University.


Saeed's education includes:


  1. ^ "Live blog: Maldives State of EmergencyNews". Maldives Independent.
  2. ^ "Maldives chief justice found guilty". Maldives Time.