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Somali Justice Advocacy Center Expresses Grave ‎Concern Over Disappearance Of Many Somalis Due ‎To U.S. Rendition Program

ISSUE 220
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The TFG Collapses: A Yusuf To ‎Move To Galkayo, Gedi To Jowhar ‎And The Sharif Opts For Baidoa‎

Visiting UK Teachers To‎ Establish Links With A Somaliland School‎

Death Toll Rises To 73 In Djibouti Boat Accident‎‎‎‎‎‎

US 'Used Djibouti' In Rendition‎

Supplement To The Votes And Proceedings‎‎

Warlords Steal Aid Meant For Starving Millions‎

Universal Peace Federation Honors Dr. Saad ‎Noor As “Ambassador For Peace”.‎‎‎‎

Regional Affairs

MPs Worried Over Increasing Insecurity In ‎Baidoa

Almost 50 States Upgrading To ePassports‎

United States And Britain Increasing Presence In East Africa‎

USS Oak Hill Helps Distressed Vessel Off Somali Coast

UN Denies Tanker Hijacking‎‎‎

Didata Enters Tricky East African Region

DP World Builds Dh1.1b Djibouti Container Facility ‎And Nakheel Opens Djibouti's First 5-Star Hot‎‎

Somali Refugees In Yemen Feel Oppressed‎‎

'Kayamandi Thugs Are Targeting Somali ‎Shopowners'‎‎

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Somali Justice Advocacy Center Expresses Grave ‎Concern Over Disappearance Of Many Somalis Due ‎To U.S. Rendition Program

Launching The Somali Voice Website‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

SILENCE IN CLASS‎‎‎

Somali Lawlessness, With Modern-Day Pirates, ‎Spills Into Sea

Haggle For A Missile: Somali Weapons Market Booms‎‎

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

African Union & Somaliland‎

VOID OF GOVERNANCE
MEASURING REGIONALISM

Where Only The Strong And Well-Armed Prosper

22nd MEU Marines Train With African Soldiers‎

Food for thought

Opinions

The Annual Budget‎

All Fair-minded Somalis Must Concede ‎‎“Garta” To Somaliland‎‎‎‎

PUPPETRY In Politics Is An Ugly Culture

The Yemen Government Owes ‎Compensation And Apology To Somaliland‎‎‎

Ikran Haji Daud Warsame: The Maverick Politician ‎Who Took The Horn Of Africa By Surprise‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ ‎‎‎

Optimism Vs. Challenges That Still Ahead: Taking ‎The Pulse Of Somaliland’s Fledgling Democracy


ST PAUL, Minn., April 6, 2006 -- The office of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center said today it has received reports from the Somali community inside Somalia confirming the disappearances of many Somali elders and clerics detained and interrogated by the Combined Joint Task Force in Djibouti. Fifty prominent Somali clerics are detained in Djibouti and many others are missing, according to the reports from Somalia.

Since the creation of the Combined Joint Task Force of Horn of Africa, there has been an increase of U.S warships and fighter aircraft surveillances over Somalia.

"Such activities are clear violation of the Somali sovereignty and we urge the U.S government to respect that and rather carry out their activities through the proper channels of the Somali new government recently established" said Omar Jamal, the executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center. "The U.S combined task force usually cuts a deal with criminals and warlords to facilitate the illegal abduction and transfer of the Somali citizens from Somali to Djibouti." Jamal continued.

The office of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center asks the U.S. government to release all the detained Somali citizens in Djibouti, and give them access to proper legal counsel. The Center also asks the U.S. government to stop the rendition program in Somalia. The Center further appeals to all the international community to assist the new Somali government struggling to bring back minimum rule of law and to bring to an end the suffering of the Somali people.

To: National Desk

Contact: Omar Jamal of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center, 612-715-1221, shabeelj@yahoo.com

Source: U.S. Newswire


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