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‎Somaliland Supreme Court Acquits ONLF ‎Rebels

ISSUE 219
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This Week's Somaliland News

Headlines

A Showdown Between The Parliament And ‎The President Over The Amina-Weris Case‎

6 Terrorist Suspects Recaptured following Jail Break‎    

Meet Me In Baidoa‎‎‎‎‎‎

Somaliland Forum Slams Yemeni Times Biased ‎Coverage‎

Somaliland Supreme Court Acquits ONLF ‎Rebels‎‎

Ethiopian Pastoralists Benefit From Export Of ‎Livestock To Somaliland‎

Will The Arabs Dare To Listen To Somaliland?‎‎‎

Regional Affairs

The Arms Embargo On Somalia’s TFG Must Not Be ‎Lifted By The UN

EU Backs Abdillahi Yusuf’s Leadership, Pledges More Aid‎

Ethiopia Signs Agreement With U.S. Firm On Oil ‎Exploration‎

Fisheries Sector In Djibouti Receives Boost ‎With US$100,000 Grant

IGAD Vows To Take On Somali Warlords‎‎‎

Somali Pirates Hijack Fuel Tanker: Official

Fort Riley Soldiers Deploy to the Horn of Africa‎‎

2.5 Million People Affected By Drought - Meles‎‎

South African Firm Wins Bid To Administer ‎Ethio-Djibouti Railway‎

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Bringing An African Dictator To Justice‎‎

Support Somaliland Has Been Invited To ‎Chancellor Gordon Brown’s Speech About ‎The Millennium Development Goals‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

UK Parliament: Written Answers‎‎‎

Killers Of Somali Cabbie Get Longest ‎Sentences Allowed

Toll Rises In Bahrain Boat Disaster‎

African Fair Trade Shows Its Own Face

Stop These Warlords‎‎

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Somaliland: The International Community Should ‎Recognize and Support Right to Development‎

Somaliland: WS On The Case Of ‎Somaliland

SOMALILAND: Exiles Return Home As Investors

Embrace Asylum Seekers: Survivor's Final Wish

Opinions

Is CARE An International Organization Or Part ‎Of Somaliland Ministry Of Planning?‎

Awdal Region And The Emerging Businesses‎‎‎

Somaliland Citizens Rights Versus Abusers Of ‎Office Power‎

A Private Visit To The Somali Region In ‎Ethiopia‎‎‎

Expelling CARE Isn’t The Answer; Firing The ‎Minister Is‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ ‎‎‎

Somaliland Must Respond To The Unfounded ‎Allegations of Yemen And Somalia


By Somalilandtimes network

HARGEISA, March 26, 2006 – Somaliland's Supreme Court has acquitted 24 members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) accused of planning to attack Ethiopia from inside the breakaway enclave, officials said on Sunday.

The ONLF is a rebel group of ethnic Somalis fighting for independence from Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government has long accused the group of attacking its troops in the vast area.

Court officials said the suspects, who were arrested in 2003, were released on Saturday because there was insufficient evidence against them.

"The case against my clients has been at last concluded. What remains is to arrange for their departure from Somaliland," defence lawyer Bashir Hussein Abdi told reporters.

He said the supreme court had reached the same verdict in September 2005, but the prosecutor general had appealed against the ruling and requested a retrial.

Last year, landlocked Ethiopia said it would use the Red Sea port of Berbera in Somaliland to import fuel and goods.

Somaliland, a former British protectorate, broke away from Somalia in 1991 and has been a relatively stable enclave, which held its first multi-party election in 2003.

Source: Reuters


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