Human Rights Centre, Centre for Policy Analysis and COMPAD, civil society organizations based in Somaliland, demand independent investigation to determine who was behind a deadly attack on a boat near Bab al-Mandeb strait, off the coast of Yemen, where more than 40 civilian people were killed.
Somaliland civil society condemns the attack. Refugees including Somaliland nationals were attacked by a helicopter leaving dozens of them dead.
The fatal attack deliberately targeting civilians is unacceptable, heinous and against the international law. We demand immediate investigation of the incident.
For further information contact:
Ahmed Yousuf Hasan, the chairperson of COMPAD
Hibak Ibrahim Gamuute, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Analysis
Guleid Ahmed Jama, the chairperson of Human Rights Centre