September 7, 2012 ·6 Comments
In a country where rumor and hearsay have storefront we undertook to seek information to differentiate the good from the bad. Confidentially we sought the reasons for the journalist and activist Human Rights Hussein Ahmed Farah was arrested August 8 and then be transferred to August 11, 2012 Gabode prison after being detained for 72 hours in the local Commissioner of Central. Our approach has met with a silence abysmal. In fact, we introduced Thursday, August 16, 2012 a hearing with the Minister of Justice is unheeded. In addition, our questions to the judge handling the case did not have answers.
To date, the only information that we have collected are those that we have been given by his lawyer. According to him, the journalist Hussein continued disregard for judicial review. However, this case is pending for 18 months before the judge. Why the judicial inquiry was never closed by the judge or holder or his substitute? This procedure does she not been used insidiously to undermine the exercise of civil rights, professional and political citizen Hussein Ahmed Farah?
A first request for bail was filed on August 14 by his lawyer. It was immediately rejected by the judge. An appeal was immediately filed by his lawyer that we are still waiting for treatment before the indictment.
Moreover, another application for bail was made by the journalist himself. So far no response has filtered side of the administration regarding this application.
Since his incarceration in prison Gabode Houssein Ahmed Farah lost 4 kg, her diabetes is very high according to the information we had. Given the conditions of detention overcrowding and unsanitary, Hussein suffers from a chronic cold for 18 days. Held in the “courtyard” in the middle of more than sixty prisoners of common rights, we are very concerned for his safety.
In this period of upheaval and cowardice as citizens “our humanity requires conscious awareness and an ongoing commitment to self and others.” Otherwise as said the German pastor Martin Niemoller: “When tomorrow they will get us there have to speak up. ”
That is why as an organization for the defense of human rights we demand the release of journalist and activist Hussein Ahmed Farah. We believe that these deprivations of liberty that can hit any citizen for political reasons may jeopardize long-term peace and social cohesion.
The President of the ODDH
Farah Abdillahi Miguil
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