Bogan ka daalaco, daawo oo ka dhagayso warar sugan iyo aragtiyo hufan oo dhexdhexaad ah!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Our case against General Mohamed Ali Samatar is finally going to trial.
I am writing to share some exciting news. After over seven years of litigation, which has featured two appeals, including one that went all the way to the Supreme Court, and travel to six countries ranging from the U.S. to Djibouti to Somaliland, with stops in Italy, England, and Switzerland - our case against General Mohamed Samantar is finally going to trial.
As you may know, this is the first case to go to trial that will seek to hold any member of the former Siad Barre regime responsible for the countless atrocities that were inflicted on innocent civilians in Somalia in the 1980s. During the 1980s, General Samantar served as the highest ranking military official in the country and held the positions of Defense Minister, First Vice President, and Prime Minister. He was Siad Barre's right-hand and the commander of the armed forces that unleashed the campaign of terror.