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Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanku waxaay ugu baaqaysaa Golaha Wakiilada inuu diido wax ka bedelka Xeerka Booliiska
November 14, 2018 - Written by wariye999

Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanka ee Somaliland waxaay ugu baaqaysaa Golaha Wakiiladu inuu diido soo jeedinta wax-ka-bedelka Xeerka Booliiska.

Gudida Arimaha Gudaha ee Golaha Wakiiladu waxaay 13kii November 2018 u soo gudbiyeen Golaha wax ka bedel lagu sameeyey xeerkii booliiska ee dhowaan madaxwaynuhu saxeexay. Waxa la filayaa in Goluhu u codayn doono maalinta sabtida ah ee 17ka November.

 Xeerka Booliiska waxa Golaha Wakiiladu cod aqlabiyad wayn oo sadex meelood oo laba ah uu ku ansixiyay 3d December 2017 isaga oo laalay soo jeedin hore oo madaxayne xigeenkii hore dib ugu soo celiyay Golaha. Madaxwayne Muuse Biixi Cabdi ayaa xeerka saxeexay 26 December 2017.

 Ansixinta xeerku waxaay ahayd talaabo dhinaca horumarka loo qaaday sababata oo ah Xeerku wuxuu abuurayaa gudi madax banaan oo looga caban karo Booliiska, islamarkaana wuxuu awood u siiyay maxkamadaha caadiga ah inay qaadaan dacwadaha ka dhanka ah Booliiska. Sidoo kale Xeerku wuxuu mamnuucay in Boolilisku u adeegsado xabad nool dad aan hubaysnayn.

 Tan iyo markii la saxeexay, xeerka lama dhaqangelin.

Wax ka bedelka cusubi wuxuu hoos keenayaa booliiska maxkamadda militariga, wuxuuna baabiinayaa gudida madaxa banaan ee looga caban karo booliiska, isago oo ogolaanaya in booliisku xabad nool isticmaali karo, xidhi karona dadka isaga oo aan haysan amar garsoore.

Wax ka badelka cusub ee ay dawladdu hada soo jeedisay waa mid jebinaya dastuurka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland iyo halbeegyada caalamiga ah. Difaacayaasha xuquuqal insaanku waxaay u arkaan wax ka bedelka cusub inuu yahay isku day la doonayo in looga dhigo Booliiska hay’ad sharciga ka saraysa oo aan cidina xisaabin.

Booliisku maaha hay’ad militari mana aha in la ogolaado in laga dhigo militari. Sanado badan ayaa loo halgamayay sidii loo heli lahaa xeer u noqda aasaas dib u habayn haboon oo lagu sameeyo booliiska. Markii Xeerkii la ansixiyay, dawladdu waxaay diiday inay dhaqangeliso xeerkii, hadana waxaay soo gudbisay wax ka bedel kakan.

Xaruntu waxaay ka codsanaysaa xubnaha Golaha Wakiilada inay diidan wax ka bedelka Xeerka oo ay la saftaan dastuurka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, isku xukunka sharciga iyo xuquuqal shacabka reer Somaliland ee soo doortay.

Guleid Ahmed Jama

Agaasimaha Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanka, Somaliland

Email: hrcsomaliland@gmail.com

Twitter: @hrcsomaliland @GuleidJ

 Human Rights Centre: the government proposes iron-fisted amendments of the Police Act

 Human Rights Centre calls on the House of Representatives of Somaliland to reject a government proposed amendments of the Police Act.

The Internal Affairs Committee of the House of Representative submitted the amendments to the House on 13th November 2018. The House is expected to vote for the changes on Saturday, 17th November.

On 26th December 2017, the President signed the Police Act into a law. The Act was approved by the House of Representatives on 3rd December 2017, overriding a veto of the then President who returned the Bill to the House on 3rd February 2014.

The approval of the Act was a positive step forward. It creates an oversight body independent from the Police and subjects the police to the jurisdiction of civilian courts. It expressly bans the Police from using live ammunition against unarmed civilians.

Since its signature into a law, the Act has not been implemented.

The amendments subject the police under the military courts, removes the independent oversight body, and allows the police to use fire ammunition and conduct arrests without court warrants. These changes contradict article 25 and article 104 of the constitution of Somaliland.

Article 104(2) of the Constitution says: “the courts of the Armed Forces shall have special jurisdiction in hearing criminal charges brought against the members of the armed forces in peace or war.”

Article 25(2) states “no person may be arrested, searched, or detained, except when caught in flagrante delicto, or on the issue of a reasoned arrest warrant by a competent judge.”

“The amendments suggested by the government violate the Constitution of Somaliland and are contrary to the international standards. The human rights defenders view the changes as an attempt to make the police an institution that is above the law and has no accountability at all,” says Guleid Ahmed Jama, the director of Human Rights Centre.

“The Police is not a military organ and cannot be permitted to be militarized. In years we have been struggling a law that can become a basis for proper police reform. When the Act was finally adopted, the government rejected it and is now proposing a draconian version. The law was not even allowed to work. It is now nearly a year since it was enacted. It was left at the shelves and deliberately refused to be applied because of the accountability framework the law provides,” he added.

The Human Rights Centre requests the members of the House of Representatives to reject the proposal of the government and side with the constitution of the Republic of Somaliland, rule of law and human rights.

Guleid Ahmed Jama

Director of Human Rights Centre Somaliland

Email: hrcsomaliland@gmail.com

Twitter: @hrcsomaliland @GuleidJ

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