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Somaliland threatens opposition party leaders, as they plan prodemocracy rallies

HARGEISA (SD) – Ministers, Hargeisa governor, the mayor of Hargeisa and military officers held a meeting to discuss security in the city, ahead of possible prodemocracy rallies in Somaliland.

According to reports, the meeting was mostly focused on how to take decisive action against the officials of the opposition parties who are organizing a legal demonstration.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Somaliland, Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, who chaired the meeting, issued a press release after saying that the government will never accept the protests planned by the opposition against the government.

“Anyone who tries to endanger the security by holding an illegal demonstration, legal action will be taken against them, and whoever organized it will be held responsible,” said the Minister of Internal Affairs of Somaliland.

The national opposition parties Waddani and UCID reject President Muse Bihi desire to extend his term.

Talks between the opposition and the government have recently collapsed, as the leadership of the Wadani and UCID parties have threatened to hold prodemocracy protests.

It is not the first time that the government has threatened the opposition, and it is worth noting that the opposition officials and civilians were harmed on a June 09,2022 protests in Hargeisa.

Somaliland’s opposition is set to announce in the coming days the time of the protests in all regions of the country.

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