Somaliland: UN Envoy Visits Somalia, and Condemns Attacks on Human Rights Defenders, Media
Back in Nairobi, Kenya, at the end of his 11-day mission, Ghanim Alnajjar stressed yet again his strong condemnation of the murders of human rights defender Abdulkadir Yahya Ali and journalists Duniya Muhaydin Nur of HornAfrik and Kate Peyton of the BBC, the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) said.
In Jowhar and Hargeisa in Somaliland, Garowe in Puntland, and in Nairobi, Mr. Alnajjar met with local Somali authorities, civil society organizations, journalists and representatives of UN agencies and donor countries. He continued his efforts to secure the release of prisoners of war in Puntland and Somaliland, captured as a result of the Sool/Sanag conflict. After talks with top officials on both sides, he said he was hopeful that the problems would be speedily resolved.
Source: UN News Center