Human Rights Centre chairperson released on bail

Create by Guled Jama date: 6th May 2015

Today, 6th May 2015, Guleid Ahmed Jama, Chairperson of Human Rights Centre, was released on bail. Guleid was arrested on 18th April 2015 after he gave an interview to BBC Somali Service where he raised concern on the execution of the death penalty. The Regional Court of Hargeisa remanded Guleid seven days in prison from 20th April to 26th April. However, he was not brought to court when the remand days lapsed. Today he was released from the prison. “Human Rights Centre (HRC) expresses its deep gratitude to the individuals, organizations and countries who tirelessly advocated for the freedom of Guleid”, says Hana Abdisalam Mohamed, advocacy and lobbying officer of HRC. “We are very grateful to their endless support”, she adds.

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Somaliland: neglected Yemenis in Somaliland

Create by Guled Jama date: 19th June 2015

The World Refugee Day is commemorated across the world on 20th June. In Somaliland, the commemoration coincides with influx of people fleeing from armed conflict in Yemen. Human Rights Centre (HRC) is concerned by the alarming situation of the Yemeni citizens in Berbera and Hargeisa. HRC has seen Yemeni refugees in Hargeisa who live in a dire circumstance. The Yemenis visited by HRC live in a small rented and overcrowded rooms each shared by three to four families. There are no health facilities, food, and education available for these people who escaped from conflict-ridden Yemen. The majority are poor people who cannot afford paying rents, food and water.

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Somaliland: Privately owned internet provider blocks news website

Create by Guled Jama date: 21st July 2015

Private internet provider has blocked prominent news website in Somaliland since yesterday, 20th July 2015. Hubaal media has been inaccessible to the users of Somtel internet. Somtel is a private company owned by Dahabshiil, a giant financial company famous of Somali money remittance. Aftahannews website also faces sporadic shutdowns, Aftahannews journalist told Human Rights Centre (HRC). Hubaal website was blocked after it reported recent Wikileaks revelations which exposed alleged email communications between hacking company and Somtel which sought to buy hacking technology from the HackingTeam, emails disclosed by Wikileaks claim. Human Rights Centre cannot confirm the allegations in the Wikileaks disclosure.

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Somaliland: Human Rights Centre calls for independent inquiry of Police shooting in Hargeisa

Create by Guled Jama date: 11th August 2015

On 9th August 2015 about 5:30 pm local time, Abdinajib Ahmed Mohamed, unarmed 12 years old boy, was shot dead by Somaliland Police in Hargeisa. Mustafe Ahmed Mohamed, 22 years, Abdirahman Ahmed Mohamed, 15 years, and Mohamed Abdilahi Quule, 40 years, also sustained gunshot wounds while Abdirashid Mouse Mohamed, 27 years, was injured after the Police beaten him. The injured were all taken to hospital where they are now receiving medical attention. According to the medical reports, the gun shot hit Abdinajib on the head. Three of the victims including the dead belong to the same family.

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