Urgent Action: Detained critics must be released

Between 17 April and 1 May, Somaliland authorities arbitrarily arrested and detained journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon, opposition youth leader Mohamed Sidiiq Dhame, and Jamal Abdi Muhumed, an employee of the Ministry of the Interior. The three were arbitrarily arrested for posting comments on social media, perceived as critical of the Somaliland government and public officials.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Somali to:


Attorney General
Hassan Ahmed Aden 
Hargeisa, Somaliland
Email: hassmo12@yahoo.com
Salutation: Dear Attorney General


And copies to: 

Somaliland Minister of Interior  
Mohamed Ahmed Kahin 

President of Somaliland  
Muse Bihi Abdi


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

Somaliland Mission UK 234-236 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BJ, Telephone: 020 3441 2631 
Email: contact@somaliland-mission.com

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.


Please note that postal services in Somaliland do not work. That is why suggest all messages to
be sent by email. 

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