Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC has been engaged by Malik Abdalla, a United States citizen residing in Mogadishu, Somalia, to represent him in response to his unlawful detention by local authorities. This morning, Mr. Abdalla was illegally removed from his home and held without charges and without any rational basis for charges. The matter arises out of a commercial real estate dispute in Somalia.
Jeremy W. Schulman, Managing Member of Schulman Bhattacharya, stated: “We are gravely concerned about the illegal and unwarranted detention of our client and will work aggressively to secure his release and ensure that his legal rights are protected. Mr. Abdalla is a United States citizen living and working peacefully in Mogadishu and abiding by all applicable laws. We call upon the authorities in Mogadishu to release Mr. Abdalla immediately and to ensure his safety and well-being in accordance with international law.”