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Published On: Thu, Mar 13th, 2014

Djibouti: Increasing Number of Regime opponents Jailed at the Central Prison Gabode

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Djibouti, March 13, 2014

 PRESS RELEASE

Ø   Reminder of the political situation

The current power after 36 years of `free reign can not and does not want to develop a dialogue with opposition which he has denied and continues to deny its existence. For nearly 13 months of post-electoral crisis that power blows hot and cold depending on events and the national economy, regional and international. Sometimes it is an invitation to dialogue sometimes the use of a warlike semantics and a call for public condemnation of skilled dangerous to social peace and national harmony opposition ever since the parliamentary elections of 22 February 2013. Elections that the opposition coalition was willing to participate after 10 years of boycott of all elections (municipal, legislative and presidential).

Since 22 February 2013 hundreds or thousands of opponents, members of opposition activists and ordinary citizens Djibouti stayed in the sad and famous Central Gabode prison. Overcrowded prison where humanity and respect for human dignity does not exist. A recurring violation of international P act on Civil and Political Rights 1966, ratified by Djibouti in 2002 and said in its article 10-paragraph 1 “All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity the human person. “

 

Ø   Prison Gabode overwhelmed opponents    

They are 34 this March 13, 2014 to be held Gabode and some of them began a hunger strike yesterday, Wednesday, March 12 to protest against severe restrictions ordered by the head of the prison. Among the detainees are:

1.       3 sheikhs and leaders USN

Abdurahman Barkat God, and Bashir Suleiman Abdurahman Guirreh Meidal Guelleh, politically and arbitrarily sentenced March 10, 2013 at 2 years in prison with 18 months in prison and 5 years deprivation of civil rights.

2.       Students, high school students and youth sentenced 30 to 45 days of detention

Omar Hassan Waberi, a student at the University of Djibouti 3rd Year Science and Farhan Meraneh Aden every 2 sentenced to 45 days imprisonment February 2, 2014.

Badalcha Hussein Elmi (schoolgirl in class Scientific terminal), Sahal Farah Boo (Student at the University of Djibouti) Goumaneh Mahamoud Ragueh and Nuh Ali Hussein, were all sentenced to one month in prison March 4, 2014.

3.       8 people arrested in Arta 4 March 2014 the member elected Ismael Ahmed Assoweh

 

Ismael Ahmed Assoweh, elected member of the Arta and Idriss Aden Osman, parliamentary candidate in Djibouti city on the list of the opposition coalition, arrested in Arta 4 March 2014 along with Hussein Robleh Waiss Region Mohamed Ali Dirir, Elmi Waiss Guelleh Amarreh Gedi Sahal, Abdurahman Moussa Waiss and Elmi Farah Aden, all of the Arta Region, are still being held from March 5, 2014 at Gabode prison despite the nullity of the proceedings and the release pronounced by the court March 9, 2014.

 

4.       Abdallah Abdallah Maydaneh Maydaneh Okieh and several youths arrested in different districts of the capital

Maydaneh Okieh Abdallah, a journalist with the Voice of Djibouti, arrested March 9, 2014 and placed under warrant of March 10, 2014. Moreover, young people arrested since March 4, 2014 in a continuous manner, are currently in custody. This is Absieh Mahdi Moussa, Lebanon Djama Hassan Moussa Djama Hussein Yusuf Abdoulkader Yayo, Kadar Hassan Elmi, Moktar Barreh Bouraleh, Boo Houffaneh Hassan, Hassan Abdi Elmi, Niman Ibrahim Nour, Kabeh Chafeck Abdallah, Hussein Hassan Awaleh Moustapha Boo Robleh, Hussein Omar Farah Abdillahi Ismail Musa (minor), Hassan Ali Robleh (minor)   Omar Issa Boo (minor).

The ODDH called once again to the public:

 

  1. In the immediate unconditional release of all political prisoners, cessation of prosecutions and harassment sympathizers, activists of the opposition but also associations and citizens   wrongly or rightly as close to the opposition,

  1. In the medium-term outcome of a sincere and frank political dialogue,

  1. In the long term the implementation of democratic reforms to pave the way for a genuine rule of law.

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Act for democracy, dignity and justice.

The President of the ODDH

Farah Abdillahi Miguil

 

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