Somalia: US Report Accuses President Farmajo for Human Rights Abuses in 2019

US Report on Somalia 2019 accuses President Farmajo of Human Rights Violations

Somalilandsun:  While the yet to be internationally recognized Republic of Somaliland is a bastion of Peace and security as well as in control of its  jurisdictions, the globally recognized and supported Somalia Federal Government is not.

Another contrast is the democratisation process in which Somaliland has held successive presidential, parliamentary and local councils elections acclaimed internationally as free and fair while in Somalia of the two houses of parliament were selected through indirect elections conducted from October 2016 through January 2017, with House of the People membership chosen on clan affiliation and a power-sharing formula, and Upper House membership chosen by state assemblies. The electoral process for both houses was widely viewed as flawed and marred with corruption, but the two houses of parliament elected President Farmaajo in a process viewed as fair and transparent.


 And though the Mogadishu based federal government is a darling of an international community that has gone to large expense to prop it up through political,economic , security, developmental and humanitarian support  since the Ascension to office by President Farmajo things have sprawled downwards for the worse  especially in Human Rights .
According to a Somalia  Human Rights Status in 2019 released  by the US state department the era of the Farmajo Presidency  Significant human rights iabuses in Somalia in 2019 include unlawful or arbitrary killing, including extrajudicial killings, of civilians by federal government forces, clan militias, al-Shabaab, and unknown assailants; forced disappearances by al-Shabaab; torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment by federal government forces, clan militias, al-Shabaab, and unknown assailants; arbitrary and politically motivated arrest and detentions, including of journalists by federal government forces and regional government forces; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions; political prisoners; arbitrary or unlawful interference with privacy; serious problems with the independence of the judiciary; the worst forms of restrictions on free expression, the press, and internet, including violence, threats of violence, and unjustified arrests and prosecutions of journalists, censorship, site blocking, and the existence of criminal libel laws; numerous acts of corruption; restrictions on political participation; unlawful recruitment or use of child soldiers by federal government forces, clan militias, Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama (ASWJ), and al-Shabaab; the existence or use of laws criminalizing consensual same-sex sexual conduct between adults; violence against women and girls, partly caused by government inaction; forced labor; and the worst forms of child labor.Impunity generally remained the norm. Government authorities took minimal steps to prosecute and punish officials who committed abuses, particularly military and police personnel.

At the same period Conflict during the year involving the government, militias, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and al-Shabaab resulted in death, injury, and displacement of civilians. Clan militias and al-Shabaab continued to commit grave abuses throughout the country; al-Shabaab committed the majority of severe human rights abuses, particularly terrorist attacks on civilians and targeted killings, including extrajudicial and politically motivated killings; disappearances; cruel and unusual punishment; rape; and attacks on employees of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the United Nations. Al-Shabaab also blocked humanitarian assistance, conscripted child soldiers, and restricted freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and movement. AMISOM troops killed

Read below the full US State Department’s Report On 2019 Somalia Human Rights Situation

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