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The refusal of Somaliland authorities to provide Boqor Buurmadow and other prisoners with medical care constitutes torture ….

African and Somaliland elder Boqor Osman Aw Mahamoud Buurmadow  is suffering from worsening heart  complications and respiratory problems  due to the persistent refusal of prosecution authorities to allow his hospitalization outside of Hargeisa maximum security central prison . He has been told by judiciary officials that this is on orders from the presidential palace and prison officials told him that the transfer to hospital is out of their hands.  On 1 and 2 of May , he was taken to a hospital outside the prison where he underwent a very minor checkups . Doctors advised that Boqor Buurmadow requires long-term hospitalization outside of Somaliland in order to receive specialist treatment for his numerous health problems, which were caused by his coronary problems and exacerbated by ongoing lack of adequate medical care Boqor Buurmadow  suffers from chronic nausea, heart arrhythmia, asthma and a stomach ulcer, which prevents him from eating solid food, and the liquid diet is not available in Somaliland and if it’s available , it is poor in nutrients .

Boqor Buurmadow  is on blood thinners and other medications. Prison officials told him that these medications are expensive and that he must start paying for them.

WE THE PEOPLE , OF SOMALILAND AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ALL OVER THE WORLD URGE MUSE BIHI TO PAY BOQOR BUURMADOW MEDICATIONS FROM OUR TAX PAYERS MONEY AND REPATRIATE HIM TO DUBAI WHERE HE CAN  RECEIVE MEDICAL ATTENTION HE NEEDS , CAPICI  ……SAI, QUANDO VIVI UNA COSA DEL GENERE, UN’ESPERIENZA VITA O MORTE… CAPICI CHE NON APPREZZI ABBASTANZA QUELLO CHE HAI .

The refusal of Cornell Muse Bihi Abdi and his regime to provide Boqor Buurmadow with medical care constitutes torture if such deprivation is intentional and inflicts “Severe pain or suffering” for such purposes as punishment, coercion or intimidation, obtaining a “confession”, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind.

International human rights law and standards are clear that the right to freedom of expression includes the voicing of political opinions. Any restrictions imposed on the exercise of the right are permissible only for certain specific purposes (protection of national security or public order, public health or morals, or the rights or reputations of others), and must conform to strict tests of demonstrable necessity and proportionality and must not put in jeopardy the right itself. Political public figures should tolerate a greater degree of criticism, not less, than people generally, and accordingly, criminal or other laws which provide special protection against criticism for public officials are not consistent with respect for freedom of expression.

The trial proceedings against Boqor Osman Mohamoud Buurmadow have been marred by irregularities, which Amnesty International believes could be politically motivated. Most recently, the prosecution appealed against the sentence handed out to Boqor Osman Mohamoud Buurmadow on 26 April, preventing him to has his lawyers and due process .”

 

Ahmed Jigga