Daher Ahmed Farah (DAF), leader of the USN movement, was released from prison this weekend.
This news is welcomed by the entire USN movement, and is a brief moment of justice for the people of Djibouti.
With DAF free, the USN is in a position to take up Guelleh’s commitment to talks, which were promised on the record on BBC Afrique.
The USN remains committed to pursuing diplomatic channels to ensure peaceful transition of power to a new democratically-elected government, and justice, dignity and democracy for the people of Djibouti
Mr Abdourahman Boreh said:
“DAF’s release is hugely important for the USN, indicating that the Guelleh regime is finally caving to international pressure. Whilst DAF’s release is important, this is but the first step that the regime must now take. We continue to call for the release of all further political prisoners, including Faycal Mohamed, Cheikh Bachir, Cheikh Guirreh and Dr Barkad.
“We thank stakeholders and allies that have pushed for the release of DAF – particularly the US State Department, whose important intervention has made a significant impact on the political situation in Djibouti and has invigorated our efforts to secure peaceful democratic transition of power.”