Somaliland President Pardons 511 Inmates


The President of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi has issued a presidential decree to pardon 511 inmates in Somaliland prisons for the Eid Al-Fitr occasion.

The Presidential pardon stated that it does not apply to violent offenders and people convicted of series crimes and is only for what it termed as “light crimes”. The Presidential decree stated that the decree is being implemented effective immediately by the Attorney General’s Office.

In Somaliland, it is customary for the President to issue pardons on Eid occasion as an act of kindness to allow inmates to spend the holly celebration with their loved ones.