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Somaliland Parliament passes anti- smuggling and trafficking law

HARGEISA (SD) – The Somaliland House of Representatives has passed a law combating human smuggling and trafficking.

Ahmed Nur Guruje, chairman of the parliamentary committee that drafted the bill, told the BBC that the law would apply to both institutions and individuals, if found guilty.

Ahmed Guruje, said human smuggling and trafficking were two major crimes, and that Somaliland would no longer tolerate such crimes.

“If a smuggler commits murder or other ill-treatment, he/she will be a person who has killed or harmed another person. Also, if smugglers harm Somalilanders in a foreign country, this law says something about it,” said Ahmed Guruje.

Finally, Ahmed Guruje, the chairman of the Somaliland parliament’s committee tasked with drafting the law, said the ban on human trafficking was being submitted to Somaliland President Muse Bihi for signature.

Somaliland youths who face widespread challenges due to lack of Political recognizing and poor government planning are migrating and face widespread dire issues, including ransom and murder.

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