Somaliland: Trial underway

Somaliland: Trial underway

After a two-day postponement, several people detained since January had their first hearing today (19 April) in Hargeisa with various international observers present. They are charged with offences against the state religion (Islam) and inciting others to disobey laws...
Somaliland: Trial date set for detainees

Somaliland: Trial date set for detainees

A 17 April trial date has been set for several people detained since January. On 21 and 22 January 2021, police in Hargeisa, Somaliland arrested Mohamed, Hamdi, an Ethiopian woman, Aster, and Hamdi A, a Somali woman. Mohamed and Hamdi’s baby was detained with...
Somaliland: Prayer for detainees

Somaliland: Prayer for detainees

On 21 and 22 January 2021, police in Hargeisa, Somaliland arrested Mohamed and Hamdi and their new-born baby, as well as an Ethiopian woman, Aster and Hamdi A, a Somali woman. On 14 and 15 February additional arrests took place in Hargeisa.  On 4 April 2021, the...
Somaliland: Christians arrested for spreading Christianity

Somaliland: Christians arrested for spreading Christianity

On 21 January, police in Hargeisa, Somaliland arrested Mohamed and Hamdi and their new born baby. The same day an Ethiopian woman, Aster, was taken into custody. Police searched Mohammed and Hamdi’s house the following day. Besides confiscating material belonging to...

Somaliland: Christian couple released and deported

On 1 November the Somaliland Regional Court ordered the deportation of a married couple, Somali converts from Islam to Christianity, to Somalia. They had been arrested in September, considered to be “apostates and evangelists spreading Christianity.” On 5 November...