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By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Somalia: Prime Minister Shirdon seeks Immunity for Mohamed Ali Samatar

McLEAN, Va. — Somalia’s newly recognized government is asking the State Department to grant immunity to a former prime minister who was found responsible in a U.S.court for human-rights abuses. The letter More...

By Sahra Farah On Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Former Somali Prime Minister to face court

WASHINGTON — A judge in the US state of Virginia has ruled that an ex-Somali prime minister can be questioned under oath over allegations of abuses and war crimes. Mahamed Ali Samantar, who was Somalia’s More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, March 17th, 2011

State Dept.: No immunity for former Somali colonel

COLUMBUS, Ohio — COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former Somalia military colonel who lives in Ohio shouldn’t be allowed to claim immunity from allegations he ordered the torture of a human rights advocate, the U.S. State More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

U.S. State Department: Samatar Not Entitle To Immunity

MCLEAN, Va. — A judge has denied legal immunity to a former Somali prime minister now living in northern Virginia who is accused in a federal lawsuit of torture and war crimes. The judge’s ruling, issued More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

General Samater’s Victims Deserve their Day in Court

For most Somalis general Samatar’s case brings raw emotions to the surface that go to the root cause of why the Somali state came apart. The reaction to his trial and the Supreme Court verdict denying him immunity More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Foreign officials suspected of rights abuses should be deported

WASHINGTON (Somalilandpress) — IN THE SUMMER of 1988, Aziz Deria had left Somalia and was living in the United States when he heard the horrible news: His father, Mohamed, and brother, Mustafa, had apparently More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

University of Virginia Law Students Back Victim’s Right to Sue Former Somali Leader

WASHINGTON (Somalilandpress) — Law students in the University of Virginia’s International Human Rights Clinic have contributed to a Supreme Court amicus brief submitted by several congressional leaders More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Former Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Samatar Gave Orders” says former head of Somali National Army General Mohamed Nuur Galaal.

Somalia (Somalilandpress) Former Major General Mohamed Nuur Galaal who was one of the top commanders in the Somali National Army during the Mohamed Siyad Barre regime told the press today that Former Prime Minister More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Video: The Monster Next Door?

Foreign strongmen accused of rights abuses retire quietly in U.S. suburbs. Source: ABC News 20/20, 20 February 2010  More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, January 31st, 2010

A California Reckoning in a Case of Abuses Abroad

SAN FRANCISCO (Somalilandpress) — The three refugees from Somalia came to the Bay Area several years ago to escape the violence of their homeland, to put the terror behind them. But they were shocked to learn More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Is There a War Criminal Living in Your Backyard?

(SomalilandPress)-How would you feel if a man responsible for the rape, torture and murder of thousands of people was living freely in your community? That’s right — parking next to you at Costco, sitting More...