High Court Judge Ali Sameer resigns from post

High Court Judge Ali Sameer tendered his resignation on Sunday.

A media official from the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) confirmed that he resigned from the court. Speaking to AVAS, the media official said Sameer's letter of resignation did not state the reason for his decision.

Sameer also represents the High Court in the Judicial Service Commission. He attained his degree in Sharia Law from Egypt's Al-Azhar University and completed his Masters's in Corporate Law from International Islamic University in Malaysia.

The Judge has served as a Secretary at the Criminal Court and Senior Admin Officer, Judge, and Chief Judge at the Civil Court. He was appointed as a High Court Judge on March 26, 2011. Some notable cases he presided over in the High Court include the jailing of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom and former MP Dr. Afrasheem's murderer Hussain Humam's trial. He also handled several cases involving politicians.