Somaliland Human Right Bulletin: Assessing Human Rights Conditions In Somaliland (By: Ahmed Ali Abdi)


We fail to start the process towards building a clean society, but we never give up serving for the greater good. Somaliland unprincipled patriot traitors lacked the moral compass to enforce rational and efficient laws. It is too far exceptional to be ignored, that Somaliland is turning path towards tribal administration. Where lawlessness becomes the law, honest citizens become cheats, crooks, and dacoits.

We have condemned Somaliland human rights violations in the strongest terms and should be given an international attention more and more.

After we conducted a comprehensive survey of evidence gathering and information sharing, we present professional reports identifying criminalization of politics, Somaliland detention without trial cases have been steadily increased and full of with the police stations.

So far current administration has committed multiple human rights Violations including, politicized city water, reactivating Sanaag tribal civil war, marginalized Somaliland development fund by allocating Sool and Sanaag region 5% of the development funds,
arresting three Oodweyne districts elected city council, and detained to Hargeisa without trail, and lack of transparency, corruption and money laundering etc.

Niciima Qorane were wrongfully sentenced, she was detained in January 2018, and sentenced in the 15 April 2018. Detention time frame plus her freedom of expression are total violations of the fundamental human rights, shame to blame “Jeegaanta” tribal unionist administration evil acts, due to tribal animosity in nature, the current administration has a failed grade  F to tick fundamental boxes of statehood.

Poet Nacima Qorane was not found guilty of bringing the state into contempt for backing Somaliland’s reunification with Somalia. A court in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has sentenced a young poet to three years in jail. Nacima Qorane was wrongfully accused and misjudged of bringing the state into contempt by advocating for Somaliland to reunite with Somalia. Pressure groups in Somaliland said Ms. Qorane’s basic human rights have been violated and oppressive act.

Jamac Oday, former minister of the mineral and natural resources of Somalia, in the Hassan Sheikh administration, were landed two days earlier at Egal international airport and was taken from the airport by the vehicle owned by the chairman of the Somaliland House of Elders AKA (Suleiman Gaal)

Furthermore, Boqor Osman Burmadow was landed today at Egal Interinternationalport, who committed similar crimes sentenced by the Niciima, but he has not arrested also, we ask questions about the Somaliland officials,  why he did arrest also the king, they told,
he is above the law and serving the interest of administration. Equal justice is not under the law, as far as we know in Somaliland, certainly, our law harasses the women.

Somaliland is broken away and self-declared independence in 1991, but is not qualifying to recognize internationally. Ms. Qorane was arrested in January after returning from the Somali capital Mogadishu, where prosecutors said she had recited poetry calling for Somali unity. After a ferocious civil war, north-west Somalia broke away from the rest of the country and declared itself as an independent Somaliland.

In February 2018, the self-declared republic agreed to allow the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to set up a military base in the coastal port of Berbera, as part of the UAE’s fight for the throne against Yemen’s Houthi. Even though Somaliland and U.A.E treaty is null and void, according to the absence of terms of conditions of the agreements including, natural resources and environmental preservation and conservation were not mentioned while Somaliland resources are vulnerable and exploitable.

The prosecution said that she had labeled the self-declared republic of Somaliland, a “region” and “insulted and defamed” its government. Somaliland’s Human Rights Centre has asked the government of Somaliland to release Nacima Qorane and respect human rights.

Its director, Guleid Ahmed Jama, told the BBC that it was “very concerned about the conviction and sentencing of Nacima Qorane”.

“Freedom of expression is enshrined and protected by the constitution of Somaliland. They have urged the government of Somaliland to respect its own constitution,” he said.

A number of other artists and journalists have been arrested in Somaliland for the same baseless offenses

Nacima Qorane in an undated handout picture from Somaliland’s Human Rights Centre Image copyright HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE SOMALILAND.

The right to have rights is the basic right of a citizen without which a person is stateless, disgraced and degraded. The press can waken and play a very important role. Whilst we don`t have as free a press as we deserve and many of our special interests are not protected, there are sections of the Somaliland media that fight injustice and corruption.
We need to encourage these journalists, editors and owners to raise the level of their crusade against women abuses, insults and character assassinations crimes, to increase awareness among the people. There should be no place to hide.

Human Right Activist

Ahmed Ali Abdi


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