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Issue 466 -- 1st-6th January 2011

Front Page

News Headlines

An-24 Plane Crew With 3 Russians Released In Somaliland

U.S. Issues Travel Warning For Somaliland & Somalia

Local and Regional Affairs

Ethiopia Exerting Maximum Effort Towards Success Of Referendum In Sudan

Somali PM Asked To Suspend Agreement With Security Firm Saracen
Somalia: Not Much Changed In 2010
 ‘The West Stole From Us,’ Says Kenyan Politician
Dutch Free Last Of 12 Somali Terrorism Suspects

Editorial

The Reasons Behind Egypt’s Losing Streak

Features & Commentary

International News

Opinion

Harawo, Awdal & Sayla Websites Propaganda Should Stop Or It Would Lead To The Demise Of This Great Nation
SSC Top Terror Chief Still ‘On the Run’

Ministers Warn Of Serious Punishment For Criminals

Hargeysa, Somaliland, January 01, 2011 (SL Times) – Both the minister of interior and the minister of religious affairs warned those who either subvert the country’s security or engage in criminal activities will from now on receive serious punishment that will include long jail sentences, confiscation of property and the death sentence. The Minister of Interior, Dr Muhammad Abdi Gabose declared, “we shall not accept any criminal activities and those we catch will be punished severely.” The minister of Religious Affairs, Sheikh Khalil Abdillahi Ahmed made the same points as the other minister, adding, “no one should say later that they were not warned beforehand.”
The ministers’ announcements were made as Somaliland authorities displayed and poured out into the street alcohol beverages that were illegally imported into the country.
There has been a rise in complaints about crimes committed by thieves and robbers, especially in Somaliland’s capital city, Hargeysa. The rise in crime level is related to the disbanding of security committees by the new government. The government considered the security committees as illegal bodies, and by disbanding them, it was fulfilling one of its campaign promises.


 



 

 


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