Urgent Action : Poet held over poem calling for government reform
Abdirahman Ibrahim Adan, a poet in Somaliland, has been in detention since 12 January. He was arrested after he had recited a poem the previous day in which he called on the Somaliland government to reform its prisons and criminal justice system.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 20 MARCH 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in Somali or English to:
Hassan Ahmed Adam
Salutation: Dear Attorney General
And copies to:
Somaliland Minister of Interior
Mohamed Kahin Ahmed
President of Somaliland
Muse Bihi Abdi
Benjamin James Fender
British Embassy Mogadishu
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Mission of Somaliland, 234-236 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BJ, 020 3441 2631, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.