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Court sentences poet Naema Ahmed to three years in prison over “bringing the State into Contempt”

Today the regional court in Hargeisa has sentenced Naema Ahmed Ibrahim to three years in prison over charges related to statements she allegedly made in Mogadishu. According to the charge sheet, these statements are “insult and defamation against the state.”

Naema was arrested on 27th January 2018 from Hargeisa Egal International Airport while she was traveling to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

The prosecution charged Naema of two accounts: Anti-national Activity of a citizen abroad (article 212 of the Penal Code) and Bringing the Nation or the State into Contempt (article 219(2) of the Penal Code).

The court said Naema has not committed Anti-national Activity of a citizen abroad (article 212 of the Penal Code) but “found her of Bringing the Nation or the State into Contempt (article 219(2) of the Penal Code).”

The charge is related to statements which the prosecution said is against ‘the separation of the Republic of Somaliland,” and calling Somaliland a “region”.

“We are very concerned about the conviction and sentence of Neame. Freedom of expression is enshrined and protected by the Constitution of Somaliland,” says Guleid Ahmed Jama, the director of Human Rights Centre.

“We urge the government of Somaliland to respect its own constitution. We are also very concerned about the allegations of ill-treatment made by the lawyers of Naema.” he added.

Human Rights Centre requests the government of Somaliland to release Naema Ahmed Ibrahim.

Guleid Ahmed Jama

The Director of Human Rights Centre

Email: hrcsomaliland@gmail.com

Twitter: @hrcsomaliland

 

Maxkamadda Hargeysa waxaay ku xukuntay 3 sanadood oo xadhiga ah abwaan Naciima Axmed

Maxkamadda Gobolka Hargeysa waxaay maanta ku xukuntay abwaan Naciima Axmed Ibraahim sadex sanadood oo xadhig ah oo ay kaga xukuntay hadal la sheegay inay jeedisay iyada oo joogta Muqdisho. Sida ku qoran xaashida eedda hadalka lagu haysto Naciima waxaay ku tilmaantay xeer-ilaalintu mid ku ah “ceebayn iyo canbarayn qaranka.”

Naciima waxa laga xidhay gegida diyaaradaha ee Cigaal (Hargeysa) 27 January iyada oo u sii socota Muqdisho.

Naciima waxay Xeer-ilaalintu ku eedaysay “hawlo Qaranka ka dhan ah oo muwaadin ka sameeyo dalka debediisa (Qodobka 212 ee Xeerka Ciqaabta) iyo Ceebayn Qaran (qodobka 219 ee Xeerka Ciqaabta).

Maxkamaddu waxaay sheegtay in lagu waayay eedda hore ee ah “hawlo Qaranka ka dhan ah oo muwaadin ka sameeyo dalka debediisa.” Balse in lagu helay eedda kale ee ah Ceebayn Qaran.

Eedu waxaay la xidhiidha hadalo ay xeer-ilaalintu ku sheegtay in canbaarayn ku yihiin “gooni isu tagga qaranka jsl {Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland}”, iyo inay ku sheegtay Somaliland “gobol.”

Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanku aad bay uga walaacsan tahay xadhiga Naciima oo loo haysto wax la xidhiidha aragtideeda oo ay cabirtay. Dastuurka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland wuxuu ilaaliyay xorriyadda ay dadku u leeyihiin inay dhiibtaan aragtidooda.

Xaruntu waxaay ka codsanaysaa dawladda Somaliland inay ixtiraamto dastuurkeeda. Aad baan uga walaacsanahay eedaha ay jeediyeen qareenadoodu oo ay ku sheegeen in si xun loola dhaqmay intay xidhnayd. Waxaanu codsanaynaa in baadhitaan madax-banaan lagu sameeyo.

Xaruntu waxaay ka codsanaysaa dawladda Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland in xorriyadeeda loo soo celiyo Naciima Axmed Ibraahim.

Guleid Ahmed Jama

Gudoomiyaha Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanka

Hargeisa Somaliland