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Somaliland: Two Women With Canadian Nationality Held In Hargeisa Police Station.

The Canadian consulate in Nairobi has confirmed that two women with Canadian nationality, Maymuna  Abdi and Karima Wattis Omar have been held at a police station in Hargeisa, Somaliland since January of this year.
It is not clear what the two women are charged with, or whether they are being held under security precautions or being investigated for religious proselytism or for any other malfeasance.
According to Jason Jeremies, a New York based civil -rights activist organization called the Price of Silence, the two held women are residents of British Columbia.
The Canadian government has not clarified the nature of the two women’s occupation in Somaliland or what they were doing in the country.
There has not been official confirmation from the Somaliland government or the Somaliland Police Force as to the reason why these two women are being held in the Ibrahim Koodbur division of Hargeisa.
There are many Canadian nationals living and working in Somaliland. Recently, a Canadian couple held a traditional marriage ceremony in Hargeisa, with traditional Somali dress that become the toast of the town.
Ahmed Kheyre