Somalia Court Summons Former Regional President Over Undisclosed Charges


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Former president of southern Somalia’s Hirshabelle regional state was on Tuesday summoned to appear before Banadir regional court on unspecified charges leveled by unnamed plaintiff, weeks after prominent analysts and researchers had been trialed in absentia and sentenced over espionage charges.

Mohamed Abdi Ware – a prominent critic of the Horn of Africa country’s embattled president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo – was ordered to appear before the court within 15 days in a summons issued by Banadir region’s court and would face unnamed civil charges.

The court threatened that it will take action against the former official if he ignores the order.

It comes weeks after the court summoned researchers and analysts with Sahan – a UK based think tank with office in Kenya – including Rashid Abdi and Matt Bryden and trialed them in absentia on charges involving espionage.

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