Hargeysa, Somaliland, May 5, 2012 (SL Times) – The president of the NDB
political group, Fawziya Yusuf Haji Adan, accused the government
security forces of beating and jailing members of her party along with
other members of the political opposition.
Government security forces did this, she said, at a time when the
political groups were getting ready to demonstrate against what they
considered as being unfairly disqualified from taking part in the coming
election. Fawziya Yusuf Haji Adan described the decision to exclude the
NDB and some other political groups from competing in the coming
election as a setback for women's struggle.
She said they had paid $27000 as a deposit which was one of the
conditions to participate in the political process and were waiting for
six months and suddenly they were told they did not make it.