Press Release for Abducted Somali Citizens
We the elders and the tribal leaders of the following three abducted young
men are calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all six young
men who were abducted and hijacked by French forces on Friday 11 April,
2008. Three of these young men belong to Rer-Omar tribe, (Majeirteen) in
which we represent. We the elders are here to certify that these three young
men did not belong to any so called piracy group, nor do they took part of
any piracy activities, rather they were travelling peacefully on Somali soil
when they were terrorized, humiliated and abducted by French commandos.
If the French forces failed to arrest the criminals who hijacked their ship,
then we will not allow our innocent sons to be used as scapegoat.
On the other hand, we and the rest of puntland people are aware that those
who were responsible for this particular criminal piracy are free and
enjoying the ransom money while our innocent young men are being abducted,
labeled and arrested wrongly.
Thus, once again we are asking the French Government to come to its sense
and admit their mistake (impossible mission) and not embarrass its image
We are also demanding from the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia
(TFG) not to allow innocent Somali citizens to be abducted and put in third
country prison and their kangaroo justice. This will not only damage the TFG
image but it will also show that there are not capable of defending the
rights of the Citizen they suppose to serve and protect, thus, we hope the
President Yusuf, Prime Minister Nur and Foreign Minister Jangeli will
advocate and demand the release of following innocent Somalia Citizens.
1. Mahamed Said Mahamud (Rer Omar)
2. Abdi-Dahir Guled Aw-Said (Rer Omar)
3. Abdul-Kadir Guled Aw-Said (Rer Omar)
As well as the other three Somali Citizens.
A. M. Aw-Osman
If any further information is required we encourage you to contact:
Lahastayaasha Soomaalida ah ee lagu qabsaday Garacad inayna ahayn
Bayaan ka soo odayashaaba.... Akhri...
Faafin: SomaliTalk.com | April 17, 2008