Somalia: Lawmakers Call for the Release of a Somali Man detained by NISA Over unfavorable Comments

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    Somalia: Lawmakers Call for the Release of a Somali Man detained by NISA Over unfavorable Comments

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali parliamentarians and civic leaders called upon the Federal Government of Somalia to unconditionally release a Somali man who was detained by the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).

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Photo handout of Xarbi Jubbad who is in NISA custody over critical comments.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali parliamentarians and civic leaders called upon the Federal Government of Somalia to unconditionally release a Somali man who was detained by the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).

The man, identified as Xarbi Jubbad, has been arrested by NISA at the Godka Jilacow detention center for the third day. Xarbi Jubbad is said to have criticized the government over Facebook posts.


"The arrest of Xarbi Jubbad is a practical example over how the current government want to govern the country.” Mahad Salad, member of parliament, said, "Its unfortunate that the law enforcement agencies are violating the constitutional rights of the Somali nationals through politically motivated means.”

"I, therefore, call for the release of Xarbi Jubbad and warn against similar violations.” Lawmaker Mahad Salad added.

Article 18 of the provisional federal constitution guarantees the freedom of expression and opinions as such "Every person has the right to have and express their opinions and to receive and impart their opinion, information and ideas in any way”

Another Lawmaker Ahmed Fiqi, also criticized the security agency for using force to oppress the public and called for the release of the Xarbi Jubbad.

"Its important to know that we are working inside democratic nation, where the freedom of expression is constitutional right.” Lawmaker Ahmed Fiqi said in a Facebook post in solidarity with Xarbi Jubbad.

- Horn Observer -


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