Contempt of military court case brought against Makhlouf postponed [Upd 1]

(TAP) – A contempt of military court case brought against lawyer and former MP Seifeddine Makhlouf (al-Karama Coalition) was postponed until next January 27.


The adjournment comes at the request of the defence collective, said lawyer Samir Dilou on Friday.


Makhflouf was handed last June 17 a one -year sentence by the Military Court of Appeal which also issued a five-year law practice ban against him.


Makhlouf was given a suspended one-year sentence in a court ruling in first instance.


The case dates back to September 2021 when Seifeddine Makhlouf appeared before the military court to defend MP Nidhal Saoudi who was arrested in the so-called “airport case.”


Makhlouf was banned from taking the case on the grounds of his own involvement; the military court advanced ” a conflict of interest'” argument.


In the wake of this ban, Makhlouf would have assaulted and threatened a judge at the military court. The public prosecutor at the Military Court of Appeal ordered a judicial inquiry to be initiated and issued a committal order against him.


Source: TAP News Agency

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