SPR Secretriat , Bureo City
Burao City - The Somali Peace Rally (SPR) remains extremely
concerned about the recent restriction of Somali people's
movement inside the regions of north-west (Somaliland) and
north-east (Puntland)of Somalia, who were traveling to participate
in the current Somali peace process in Djibouti.
condemns any attempt from security authorities of those Somali
regions to restrict the freedom of their Somali people's movement
for travelling, the freedom of the press and the free exchange
of information on the Somali affairs, which are the cornerstones
of democratic good governance.
strongly urges the authority of Somali north-east region (Puntland)
and that of Somali north-west region (Somaliland) to desist
from restricting their Somali people's movement for traveling
and to respect the fundamental rights of freedom of movement
and expression. We believe that all Somalis in those regions
should enjoy those rights as the democratic process develops
in those parts of Somalia (north-west and north-east regions).
also calls on the regional authorities of north-west and north-east
of Somalia Somaliland and Puntland regions) to promptly investigate
the circumstances of a group of 19 deported-people by the
north-west authority of Somalia, who were traveling from Puntland
to Djibouti to take part in the Somali reconciliation talks
and to bring those responsible for the restriction of their
movement inside Somalia to justice.
constitutions of north-west authority (Somaliland) and north-east
authority (Puntland) of Somalia clearly underline the safeguard
of civil laws, including freedom of movement and expression.
we, the Somali Peace Rally (SPR), strongly urges the regional
authorities of those regions of Somalia to ensure the safety
and movement of Somali people who want to travel and participate
in the national peace conference.