Sunday, February 3, 2013

Commucnication Office:Somali PM Pledges Commitment for Human Rights and Press Freedom

Somali PM Pledges Commitment for Human Rights and Press Freedom
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon reiterated the Somali government’s commitment to upholding human rights and freedom of expression after a court hearing was adjourned until 5 February.
Referring to the hearing in Mogadishu, the Prime Minister emphasised the independence of the judiciary and noted that that the case was sub judice.
“Since we have an independent judiciary in Somalia it is just as inappropriate for my government to interfere in the judicial process as it is in any other country in our modern world. In this instance the police has brought a case to the court and it is for the court – not the government – to establish the rights and wrongs of that case. I hope that at the end of this, we will be able to look closely at our system and see where we need to make improvements.”
Rape and sexual violence against women were completely unacceptable in Somali culture, as well as the country’s governing laws, Prime Minister Shirdon said. “The crime of rape is completely intolerable. We would encourage any victim of sexual violence to come forward and report such attacks, which must then be investigated and prosecuted. We are encouraged to see a sharp drop in incidents since our public appeal and engagement. My wife and I have personally met victims of rape in our residence, hours after they were attacked, and listened to their terrible stories. I have since urged the government in the strongest terms to be much more responsive on this question, to take proactive measures, prosecute any such crimes and provide all appropriate care to the victims.”
The prime minister also stressed the government’s support for press freedom and freedom of expression. “Journalists perform a critical role and we want them to be able to work without fear or favour,” he said. “Last month, I visited Shabelle Media Network to pay my respects to the memory of its journalist Abdi Hared, who was killed in a barbaric attack in Mogadishu in January, and to express my condolences to his widow. I call on the police and courts to investigate and prosecute such attacks, which must not go unchallenged. A free press is at the heart of every democracy and is guaranteed under our new constitution.”
Acknowledging the deep-seated problems with the Somali armed forces and judiciary, the Prime Minister reiterated his commitment to reform both institutions. Reform of the judiciary, which is under-resourced and lacking the needed capacity to meet today’s challenges, is one of the government’s six leading priorities.
“We have been clear from the beginning of this unfortunate case that no one should have been kept in detention without charge. We are working hard to uphold the rule of law in Somalia, a country that has been in the grip of terrible conflict for more than two decades. We recognise the concerns of our international partners and we are only too aware of the enormous challenges our nation faces. It is important to remember that we have come a long way in a very short time. Only a few years ago, justice in Mogadishu was a Kalashnikov.”
The prime minister highlighted the government’s ongoing success in improving the security situation and stamping out illegal activities in Mogadishu. “In December, my government removed over 60 illegal checkpoints that were extorting more than $1m a month from innocent people. We have successfully removed them and deployed a combination of police and security force checkpoints, which has been welcomed by the population of Mogadishu. Exercising the rule of law and demonstrating zero tolerance to illegal activities like this is exactly how we intend to put rape and the killing of journalists to an end.”
The Prime Minister further stated that the government would be announcing the formation of a new Independent Task Force on Human Rights in the coming days. It will be investigating human rights violations, including attacks against women and violence against journalists. Its membership would come from diverse backgrounds, including the human rights, media, police and other sectors of society.
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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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