SOMALIA (24.06.2021) – CSHRDS Condemns the Attempted Murder of HRD (Hanad Ali Guled)

Coalition of Somali Human Rights Defenders
CSHRDS condemns the attempted murder of our colleague (Hanad Ali); a member of CSHRDS & senior editor @GoobjoogTV with the strongest terms and calls for immediate investigation of the four assassins who attempted to murder Hanad Ali Guled on Thursday night; 24 June, 2021. When the assassination attempt took place, the senior human rights advocate & journalist was nearby his home in Wadajir district in Mogadishu, where four assailants armed with knives attacked him and wanted to kill him as they stabbed him several times with knives. The style of the attack demonstrates that it was conducted by extremists who wanted to take down the HRD who is critic & journalist e.g. senior editor at Goobjoog TV who often showcases debates and interviews about human rights issues in Somalia. The HRD is an active member of the coalition of Somali human rights defenders CSHRDS.

Fortunately, Hanad survived the attempted murder and is now recovering gradually after medical operation and still is in need to follow medical process in to maintain healthy life.

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