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The Somaliland Government Sues Haatuf
ISSUE 71
Front Page
Index

Headlines

- Imprisoned May 31st Veterans Denied Trial

- A Briton Raises Donation For Hargeisa Hospital

- Blunder by SOLJA Associates

- The Somaliland Government Sues Haatuf

- KULMIYE Party Rejects Kahin as Somaliland President

Health

- Drug: The Double Edged Knife (Part Ten)

- Nonprofit Group to Undertake Public Health Program in Hargeisa

- Smoking Kills Yearly 2.5 Million World Wide

Culture

- Rageh Mania!

International News

- Photos Raise Allegations of Torture

- A Tall Story

- CIA Categorizes Ethiopia as Illicit Drugs Transit Hub

- The Writing on the Wall

- Local Muslim Leader Sentenced in Fraud Case

- Federal Appeals Court Says Somali in Minnesota Can Be Deported

- Some Somalis Try to Clear Country's Reputation as 'Terrorist Haven'

- World Bank Planning Joint UN-Somalia Endeavor

- 133 Would-Be Illegal Immigrants Detained in Puntland

- What Was This Man Doing In Mumbai?

Peace Talks

- Muhammad Jirde Hussein Pledges Support for Somalia

- 18 Somalians Killed In Rivals Clash

Editorial & Opinions

- Dialogue is the Right Option

- Appeal to Ahmed Mohamed Sillanyo

- Human Rights and the Politics of Silence in Somaliland

- Somaliland’s Progress Should Not Be Held Hostage to KULMIYE’s Intransigence

- Somalilanders: Be Aware!

- This is Not the Somaliland I Envisioned

- Why is KULMIYE Refusing to Accept the Decision of the Constitutional Court?

- Somaliland’s Neglected Infrastructure

- May 1988


The Somaliland government has decided to take the acting editor of the daily Somali newspaper, Haatuf, Saeed Ismail Gurase, to court. On Thursday, Mr. Gurase was told by a Hargeisa district court judge that he has to appear before the court on June 5, 2003. Judiciary authorities have not yet disclosed the nature of the charges brought against Gurase. But the Journalist had already been investigated by the CID with regard to a news article that was published by Haatuf on May 25, 2003.

In the article, it was reported that the minister of interior Ismail Osman recently briefed the standing committee of the Council of Elders on the security situation in the country.

Haatuf reported that the minister told the committee that some incidents of mutiny and disobeying of orders had occurred within the ranks of the army, and that sympathizers with ex-combatants recently taken into police custody did exist within the Armed Forces.

At a joint press conference on Sunday, both the minister of Interior and minister of Defense, Ismail Omar Adan, denied Haatuf's report, describing it as baseless. The Chairman of the standing committee of the Guurti, Gahnug Bosh-cade also disputed "the allegation that the minister of Interior talked about military affairs."

Haatuf published the statements of denial issued by the ministries of Interior and Defense as well as Mr. Bosh-cade. But the newspaper stood by its story.

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