The meeting which happened today was attended by the chairmen of the regional, district and appeal courts of the six regions of Somaliland as well as the Chief Justice and senior officers of the Judiciary Commission.
A statement released by the presidency said the judges "reported to the president the success made by the judiciary of the country, the areas that need the president’s support and the challenges such as buildings and vehicles that need to be addressed.”
The statement also said the judges told the president that the judiciary has "full independence.”
The statement also said the president thanked the judges and promised that he will address the challenges.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have recently accused Somaliland courts of jailing critics of the government. This included Mohamed Kayse Mohamoud who was sentenced to 18 months in jail for "offending the president.”
President Behi meets senior judges at his office
Hargeisa- The president of Somaliland has hosted at his office the leadership of the courts of Somaliland and members of the Judiciary Commission.