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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Somaliland - HRC calls on the government to release journalist Mohamed Baashe Hassan

Hargeisa - On 20th February 2017, about 10:30pm local time, the police of Somaliland arrested Mohamed Baashe Hassan, a prominent journalist and author, who is currently the director of Star TV.

Human Rights Centre calls on the government to immediately and unconditionally release Mohamed.

Mohamed attended an event held at Maansoor Hotel Hargeisa to commemorate the Somaliland National Youth Day, which is the anniversary of 20th February 1982 when the military regime of Siad Barre cracked down students protesting against detention of educators. Mohamed was among the students who participated in the protest.

At the event, Mohamed expressed his discontent on the manner the government handled a military base granted to the United Arab Emirates to be established at Berbera. The police accused Mohamed inciting the public and disturbing the public order.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the arrest of Mohamed Baashe Hassan. He is respected journalist and author who is known of his role in fighting the human rights violation by the Siad Barre regime in 1980s,” says Guleid Ahmed Jama, the chairperson of Human Rights Centre.
Article 32 of the constitution of Somaliland and article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantee the freedom of expression and speech.

Guleid Ahmed Jama
Chairperson of Human Rights Centre
Mobile: +252759283208, Uganda
Email: chair@hrcsomaliland.org

Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanka: Dawladdu waa inay xorriyadiisa u soo celis suxufi Maxamed Baashe Xasan

Habeenimadii 20kii February 2017, booliiska Somaliland waxaay xidheen Maxamed Baashe Xasan oo ah suxufi iyo qoraa caan ah oo hada agaasime ka ah telefiishanka Star. Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanku waxaay ugu baaqaysaa dawladda Somaliland inay xorriyadiisa u soo celiso Maxamed si aan shuruudi ku xidhnayn.
 Maxamed wuxuu kaga qaybgalay hoteelka Maansoor xuska Maalinta Dhalinyarada Somaliland oo la xuso 20kii February 1982 oo ahayd markii dawladii ciidanka ahayd ee Siyaad Barre ay gacan kulul kaga hortagtay arday ka mudaharaaday aqoon yahan la xidhay. Maxamed wuxuu ka mid ahaa ardaydii ka qayb gashay mudaharaadkaas ardayda.
 Xuska oo uu ka qaybgalay wuxuu Maxamed ka sheegay sida uu uga soo horjeedo qaabka loo maamulay saldhigga ciidan ee laga siiyay Imaaraadka Carabta magaaladda Berbera.
Booliisku waxaay ku eedeeyeen Maxamed kicin dadwayne iyo khal-khalgelin amni.
 Xaruntu waxaay sida ugu adag u canbaaraynaysaa xadhigga suxufigan caanka ah oo ah nin ixtiraam bulshada ka kasbaday laguna yaqaan doorkii uu ku lahaa diidmadii la diiday cabudhintii dawladii ciidaanka ee Maxamed Siyaad Barre.
Qodobka 32aad ee Dastuurka Somaliland iyo qodobka 19aad ee Baaqa Caalamiga ah ee Xuquuqal Insaanku waxaay damaanad qaadeen xorriyadda cabiraadda iyo hadalka.

Guleid Ahmed Jama
Gudoomiyaha Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanka
Mobile: +252759283208, Uganda
Email: chair@hrcsomaliland.org

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