18 rape cases reported in Puntland for the last three months

18 rape cases reported in Puntland for the last three months. [File Photo]
Garowe-(Puntland) 18 rape cases happened in Puntland for the last three months, the region’s acting attorney general told to the media Tuesday in Garowe.

Mohamed Farah Hared, who is the acting officer of the attorney general said in a press conference held in Garowe that 18 rape cases happened for the first three months of 2018 in Nugal, Mudug, Karkar and Bari regions.

The acting attorney general has accused the traditional leaders of hiding sex offences against girls, and carry applying the cases in unfair customary laws, that violates human rights.

In the year 2016, Puntland’s parliament had approved the sexual offence law.

About Mohammed Omer Ahmed Mulla 20 Articles
Independent Researcher. Director and Chief Editor at Puntland Mirror. Focuses extensively on Security and Human Right Trends in Somalia, and the broader Horn of Africa Region.You can reach him on: Update.fkulan@gmail.com

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