26/06/06 (B356-A) LDDH : communiqué de condoléances pour la famille du journaliste suédois assassiné à Mogadiscio et diffusion du communique du réseau EHAHRD (Défenseur des Droits de l’Homme), qui condmane officiellement cet acte.

Le Président

DIFFUSION D’INFORMATION DU 25 JUIN 2006
SUR L’ASSASSINAT
D’UN JOURNALISTE A MOGADISCIO.

La Ligue Djiboutienne des Droits Humains (LDDH) reste choquée par
l’assassinat aveugle du Journaliste Martin Adler que Dieu garde son âme en
Paix.

La Ligue Djiboutienne des Droits Humains (LDDH) présente ses profondes
condoléances à la famille et aux proches de Martin Adler.

Il est temps que la lumière s’établisse sur cet odieux assassinat et que des
mesures soient rapidement prises pour permettre à la Presse libre, tant
nationale qu’internationale, d’effectuer et d’assurer en toute sécurité sa
mission d’information sur la République sour de Somalie.

M. NOEL ABDI Jean-Paul

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Ci-après le Communiqué du
Réseau des Défenseurs des Droits de l’Homme (EHAHRD)
EHAHRD-Net Index:   SOMA 023/005/2006   (Public)
24th June 2006  

KAMPALA:

MURDER OF SWEDISH JOURNALIST IN SOMALIA CONDEMNED

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders’ Network (EHAHRD-Net) has
learnt with a lot of sadness about the unfortunate murder of a Swedish
Photojournalist in the Somali Capital Mogadishu.

Network members in the
capital say that a pistol wielding gunman shot Martin Adler from behind
during a demonstration by Somalis in support of the deal reached by the
interim government and the Islamic Courts Union in Khartoum recently.  

The deceased was at the time of his death, a freelance journalist with the
Swedish daily newspaper, Aftonblandet. 

His death comes in the wake of
continued harassment of the media in the conflict-ravaged Horn of Africa
country. Just recently, the Network noted with concern the closure of Radio
Shabelle and the harassment of its reporters, a move that sent scare waves
to the few media organizations operating within the country.  

“The death of Martin Adler has robbed us of a committed human rights
defender who offered his life for the rights of others. We highly condemn
such acts of lawlessness that have engulfed the country and call upon all
the warring sides to embrace peaceful means of ending the conflict in
Somalia,” says Hassan Shire Sheikh, Chairperson of EHAHRD-Net.
 

The Network extends sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased and
calls upon the international community to join hands and see to it that the
perpetrators of this brutal murder are brought to justice.    

For further information, please contact  

Tumusiime Kabwende Deo

Press Officer  

Regional Coordination Office

EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS PROJECT (EHAHRDP)

Human Rights House,
Plot 1853, Lulume Rd., Nsambya
P.O. Box 11027 Kampala, Uganda

Phone:  +256-41-267118(direct) or 071-2-943390
Fax: +256-41-267117  
E-mail: ehahrdp@yahoo.ca, or tumusiimedeo@hotmail.com  
Website: http://www.yorku.ca/crs/AHRDP/index.html