Daher Ahmed Farah, leader of the USN movement has been imprisoned for two months after being denied legal representation by the Guelleh regime. Legal experts from international NGO, Lawyers Without Borders flew into Djibouti to work on the case but were denied access to DAF, meaning his fate was decided prior to trial. His only ‘crime’ – playing a leading role in organising the significant protests that took place prior to and following legislative elections in Djibouti on February 22.
Mr Abdourahman Boreh said:
“I call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr Daher Ahmed Farah. On the day that Guelleh opens the parliament in a declaration of victory with absolutely no mandate to do so, we must now seek to undermine this false politics with calls for the international community, NGOs and opinion formers to intervene on the behalf of the Djiboutian people. Failure to act will have grave consequences for the future of the country. The West must see itself as a stakeholder in this future and support unreservedly the demands for democracy, dignity and justice in Djibouti.”