January 23, 2013 for immediate release.
Mogadishu/Nairobi-The African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) and its 42 national affiliations around Africa concerns and have stemmed the illicit detention over the humanitarian journalist Abdi-aziz Abdinur Ibrahim better known as “Koronto” who is still in jail with political motivated concentration by the Gen. Sharif Shekhuna Maye, the police commissioner and Gen. Abdullahi Hassan Barisse who heads the CID in Somalia. The journalist Abdiasis Abdinur Ibrahim appeared at the Attorney General office on Tuesday 22, January, 2012, along with the other five people detained in connection with the rape case but returned to the CID prison after questioning by the attorney general along with other lawyers. All these innocent people in the detention are lack of proper charge more than 13 days including the journalist.
The Secretary General of the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) Mr. Daud Abdi Daud who has been tracking the rape case and was among few journalists present at the attorney general on Tuesday 22 January to follow the case affirmed that the raped women clearly stated her position and tells the attorney general that she was raped by uniformed government soldiers even her father and uncle were confirmed the case as well as her husband who is in a one of the detained people publicly voted for that his wife was raped by uniformed government soldiers.
The drivers and dynamics in this case should be investigated and prosecuted by the African Union and the United Nations as publicly acknowledged that rape violence is a tactics of war crime according Zeinab Hawa Bangura the special secretary general representative in conflict related sexual violence.
The human rights groups worried the situation and issued triangle statement today to address the rape violence and the journalist custody. For your information kindly have looked the below statement from the Committee to Protect the Journalists (CPJ), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International.
Somalia: Free Journalist, Others Unlawfully Detained
Police Response to Sexual Violence Chills Media Freedom
The African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) calls in need of attention release by all the detained innocent people including the journalist without political row among the Somalia government institutions over the ongoing rape violence and generally solicited Somalia environmental journalists to do accurate coverage over the rape issues which is now imperative one with a lot of worry.
For more information of the ongoing Somalia rape violence please contact AFEJ Secretary General Mr. Daud Abdi Daud who is now tracking the cases wholly on +252616349997 or email email@example.com