19 May 2007 04:22

SOMALIA WATCH

 
Country
  • Title: [SW Country]  The Genocide File (pages1 & 2) -  Genocide - by Canadian Network on Human Rights in Somalia  - Released  in Toronto in March 1991
  • Posted by/on: [AAJ][19 Jan 2000]

Somalia Watch will serialize under The Genocide File the documented acts of Genocide  and other serious human Rights abuses committed to the Somali  people in the last 20-30 years. The documents we use shall be authentic to the best of our knowledge and will give sources and references whenever possible.

We also invite the contribution of our readers to the efforts of exposing the truth. Anyone with a genuine story to tell about the subject matter is welcome to send his/her contribution to Somalia Watch.  We shall use all the stories judged to be genuine. Names of the contributors shall not be used unless SW is instructed otherwise. 

Management - SW Jan 01


 The Genocide File

 Genocide

 by Canadian Network on Human Rights in Somalia  - Released  in  Toronto in March 1991

 

Brief

This document was released by the Canadian Network on Human Rights in Somalia in Toronto on March 9, 1991 in a protest march in front of the City Hall, Downtown Toronto.  The release describes acts and lists victims of genocide committed in Mogadishu. It also lists some of the alleged perpetrators of the genocide. The reader may recognize some of the names (both victims and alleged perpetrators) listed in the document.


CANADIAN NETWORK ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOMALIA

PRESS RELEASE

     Toronto, March 9, 199

Genocide!"

We draw the attention of the World Community to the genocide being committed by the USC in Somalia. We draw the attention of the Canadians public to the systematic execution of thousands of innocent civilians for the simple reason that they belong to certain Tribes: Darod & Reer Mohamund Salah.

Magnitude of the Genocide.

Reports coming from Mombassa (Kenya) refugee camp paint horrible brutalities unprecedented in the history of Somalia. These reports are based on interviews with survivors of the genocide:

1.    In the 1st week of February, the U.S.C. rounded up, from Mogadishu,
thousands of civilians, most of whom were professionals like doctors,
Engineers, teachers, etc. and summarily executed them.
2.    Systematic gang rape on women
3.    The use of axes to execute the civilians
4.    forceful evictions of families from their homes
5.    Mass looting of the properties of the fleeing refugees.
6.    At the end of February, the U.S.C extended its brutal actions, to such towns as Afgoye, Merca, Brava, Jilib and Luuq Jelow where it waslearned that thousands more civilians were killed.
7.    On March 1st, U.S.C. Guerilla Forces entered Galgayo on a hit and run mission, thereby killing hundreds of elderly, women and children.
8.    The U.S.C. is also holding thousands more civilians as hostages.

Some of the Victims In the Genocide:

1.   Prof. Ibrahim Abyan - Former president of the Somali National University
2.   Abdurahman Shiek Hassan (ISFIIL1TO) - Human rights Lawyer
3.   Hassan Hashi Fiqi . Lawyer/businessman
4.   Dr. Muhumed Mohamed Omer - Medical doctor
5.   Mohamed Gurey - Commercial pilot
6.   Nassir Abdullahi Jama - Commercial pilot
7.   Musa Yusef - Educator
8.   Prof. Abdulaziz Shiek Ismail
9.   Halima Ismail Qablan - Nurse
10.   Dr. Abdi Ahmed Tuuhe - U.N. Staff
11.   Abdullahi Haji Hashi Divie - businessman
12.   Bashir Mohamed Ali - Civil Servant
13.   Shiek Abdi Ciid - Community Leader
14.   Ahmed Jama Nur - Senior Somali Airlines official
15.   Bashir Mohamad Ali - Civil Servant
16.   Abdinoor Aden Mohamed - University Student

Consequences of the Genocide

As a result of these atrocities, about 700,000 to 1,000,000 civilians have fled from Mogadishu and its surrounding areas. The majority of these refugees are now in Kismayo, (pop. 160,000) near the border of Kenya. As Kismaayo is too small to contain this large scale influx of the people, the refugees are at the moment without the basic necessities of food and shelter. Some of them have already become so desperate that they are risking their lives and are crossing the ocean on unsafe, dingy boats. According to a CNN report of March 2, about 100 of these refugees have died in the sea when their boat sank near Mombassa.

Betrayal of the Somali People's Aspirations

The U.S.C. has betrayed all Somali democrats who have over the years laid down their lives, families and careers on the line, in order to defeat the Barre dictatorship. The U.S.C. can not now claim that it alone has defeated the Barre dictatorship. Indeed, it is well documented that the popular will of all Somalis has for a long time been engaged in a bitter struggle to end that dictatorship. During the last days of the fall of the Barre regime, all of the following forces were allied to work for a genuine democracy: S.N.M., S.S.D.F., S.P.M., U.S.C., Manifesto I group, business people, student and intellectuals. Unfortunately, the U.S.C. has betrayed us all. Why did the U.S.C. have to unilaterally announce the formation of "a provisional government", contrary to the agreement reached earlier with all opposition groups that a broad-based consultative body representing all political views be entrusted with the naming of a Transitional government? Why the haste in naming a provisional government? The simple answer to this questions is that the U.S.C. had a hidden agenda all along: It simply was interested in raw power to advance its Tribal ambitions. This fact is clearly explained by its sudden, clan-based, Inkatha-lype campaign of murder, and rape directed systematically against innocent civilians.

Equally obnoxious however, is the fact that the U.S.C. has also shamelessly incorporated many of Barre's senior government officials into its leadership. The sole criteria for keeping these officials is that they belong to the tribe that the U.S.C. draws its members from. A quick glance at these personalities clearly proves quite revealing.

1.    Hussein Kulmie Afrah - Vice President for 21 years in the Barre regime.
2.    Ali Mahdi (head of the U.S.C.'s so-called provisional government) - Former business partner with the SIAD Barre family.
3.    Abdullahi Ahmed Addow - Somali ambassador in Washington for over 10 and Minister of the Presidency  during the last few years of the Barre regime.                             '
4.    General Mohamed Nur Galaal - deputy defence minister for over 5 years in  the Barre regime.
5.    General Mohamed Farah Aideed - a former aid de camp and bodyguard to Siad Barre. He also served as Somali ambassador to India until he was fired in May, 1990.
6.    General Ahmed Jilicow - head of the National Security Service in the Barre regime. He was also in charge of the infamous "Godka" prison for a long time.
7.    Colonel Mohamed Hassan Shabeel - a former division commander in the Barre regime who was responsible for the Genocide in Northern Somalia in 1988.

  • We are outraged and angry that civilians had to flee for their safety, while those notorious things (from the Barre regime) are welcomed into the leadership of the U.S.C.
  • We urge the international community to condemn the crimes being committed  against innocent civilians!
  • We ask the Canadian public to show in solidarity, their outrage against this barbarism!
  • We ask the prime Minister of Canada, and the leader of her majesty's loyal
    opposition to condemn the U.S.C., its leader Ali Mahdi, and his clique of criminals
    that are murdering the civilians in Somalia!
  • We condemn the U.S.C.'s betrayal of all Somali people's true aspirations for
    a working democracy where all the people could coexist in peace.

Endorsed by the:



- Somali Community in Toronto     - Somali Community in Montreal

- Somali Community in Ottawa     -Somali Community in Cambridge,Ont.


Picture of the the original document:

page1 genocide  

page 2 genocide


[Country]Hit Counter

Copyright 1999 by somaliawatch.org.  All Rights Reserved.  Revised:  19 May 2007 05:10 AM. Webmaster HomePage