7 December 2013

Somalia: Deputy Opposition MP Killed, Shabelle Radio Staff Members Remain in Detention

An opposition MP who was killed by the explosion of a bomb placed under his car And ' the ultimate act of violence took place in Mogadishu, Somalia, where a growing concern for freedom of speech is denied and the press oppressed. The chronicle of these days speaks of the arrest of a journalist raped and the closure of Radio Shabelle , which had raised the complaint of the woman. In addition, the editor and the director of the Independent Shabelle media were arrested. Eugenio Bananata interviewed Shukri Said, a Somali journalist about the situation of the country.

On the situation in the country, Eugenio Bonanata interviewed Somali journalist Shukri Said.

In Somalia, there is a road map made by the international community for reconciliation in the country. A year ago he was elected (Hassan Sheikh) as the president who has designed a provisional constitution where there is respect for freedom of information, civil rights, freedom of speech. All these fine words, however, were completely disregarded by President Sheikh Mohamud which belongs to a religious organization called Damul Jadid , a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in Somalia

What to ask the international community?

This regime must Reshuffled completely. We call on the international community to ensure the freedom of information, the adversarial and the sacred voice of the opposition is heard. human right activists should be protected and the international community should ensure the promises made by the current president implemented. If he (the president) fails to do so he has no other obtion other than to resign.

 There several cases of murders including the car explosion which claim the life of the opposition MP recently ,who do you thing is responsible for all this acts?

Whatever evil acts that occur in Somalia, they (Government) blame the Alshabab militia but have failed to give explanation about the recurring problems in the country. However the recent assassination of the opposition Mp is a lame excuse to blame Alshabab. If Alshabab wanted to damage the government, they would have targeted top officials such as the president, prime minister, speaker of parliament or top figures in the Government but to kill an opposition Mp for them (Alshabab) brings no success. We ask the international community to protect the lip tied opposition members because they shelter the ruling officials to let justice prevail. , following a line against freedom, against democracy, absolutely violent conduct parallel investigations because we want to know why this was the parliamentary killed. , following oppression against freedom, against democracy, We absolutely demand parallel investigations to be conducted and arrest the culprits behind the killing of the Mp

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