Somalilandsun: At a meeting with the Somaliland representative in Norway held in Osol last Friday, the Ministry of foreign informed that the death penalty a Norwegian has been sentenced, must not be carried out. reports NPK
This reaction follows the death penalty handed to 54-year-old Saad Jidre from Oslo for premeditated murder by the Hargeisa District Court in the Republic of Somaliland last Wednesday.
“We gave a clear message in the meeting that the death penalty is unacceptable and must not be enforced, and that the Norwegian must have access to the ordinary legal proceedings”, says Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been working consularly on the case since the Norwegian was arrested for murder in Somaliland in April and has intensified his work after he was sentenced to death on Wednesday.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes this matter very seriously. We dissociate ourselves from all use of the death penalty. I have a great understanding that this situation is difficult for both the Norwegian and the man’s family, says Søreide.
In a report carried by this site it was revealed that the government of Somaliland had assured temporary stay of execution as a result of communication between the Foreing Minister Faraton and Norwegian lawyer Farid Bouras. HERE