Human Rights Centre: the government shall stop the massive expulsions of Ethiopian people in Somaliland

Create by Guled Jama date: 20th January 2016

Yesterday, 19th January 2016, Somaliland police and immigration department officials launched a nationwide campaign against Ethiopian nationals in Somaliland. According to the Minister of Interior, the government is committed to locate and deport undocumented foreigners. This mass deportations started after the government announced December 2015 that all “illegal immigrations” shall leave the country within 30 days starting from 1st January 2016. The migrants are rounded-up from the streets. The men are transported with lorries while the girls and women are taken by minibuses to the border town of Tog-Wajaale. So far hundreds were returned back to Ethiopia.

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Somaliland: drop all criminal charges against journalist Ahmed Mouse Sakaaro

Create by Mulaho date: 12th March 2016

Human Rights Centre calls on Somaliland authorities to immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against Ahmed Mouse Sakaaro, a journalist based in Buroa, east of Somaliland. Ahmed is charged of falsely accusing the mayor of Buroa, Mohamed Yousuf Murad. On 21st October 2015, Ahmed Mouse Sakaaro was attacked by 7 assailants who hit him in the head and chest with sticks. He was hospitalized for injuries he sustained, according to journalists and hospital records. Before the raid, Sakaaro received threats warning him to write about the mayor of Buroa.

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Somaliland: Civilian person brought before military court

Create by Guled Jama date: 16th March 2016

Somaliland: Civilian person brought before military court Saado Jaamac Aadam was arrested from her home at Berbera, Saahil region, on 12th March 2016 about 10:30 pm local time. The police made the arrest without warrant of arrests or search. Seven people were at the house including four years old child when policemen arrived and searched the house Saado was immediately transferred to Hargeisa, 190 km from Berbera. She is in custody at Hargeisa Central Police Station.

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Hargeisa Regional Court sets trial date for criminal cases against journalists

Create by Guled Jama date: 18th April 2016

A judge at Hargeisa Regional Court schedules the hearing of criminal case against Muuse Jaambiir, chairman of Ogaal newspaper, on 23rd April 2016. According to charge sheet dated on 15th December 2015 submitted to the Court, the journalist is accused of publishing “false news defaming the President and shaming the first lady”. The charge sheet states that Ogaal newspaper published on 24th August 2015 and 30th August 2015 false news related to privatization process of a government owned Berbera Petroleum Tanks and the powers of the first lady.

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