The horn of African region is full of many heinous crimes that have been committed in the name of the national security everywhere you look at it, with conjunction of the US so-called War-On-Terror, but what would be the result if the state itself isn’t internationally recognized like self-declared Somaliland, it is a new frontier unlike we have seen before.
Former president of the self-declared Somaliland Dahir Rayale Kahin use to work for the last known Somali government as secret service agent for NSS, he might have committed crimes as part of that administration just by obeying the order of his superior. Well it’s hard to prosecute for any crime that he might have committed for obvious reason.
Mr. Kahin as president of self-declared Somaliland issued and collaborated with Ethiopia an extraordinary rendition order to roundup Somali refugees from Ogaden region and sold them to Ethiopia as part of war-on-terror program. It has been normal practice and source of misuse funding for both Puntland, and self-declared Somaliland rulers to engage in this kind of criminal activity.
Mr. Kahin is set to retire in Djibouti , he has a couple of properties in Djibouti and elsewhere in western Europe, he also stashed considerable amount of money in Dubai, UAE. Definitely the bulk of the money is from the so-called war-on-terror program, in other the program to continue functioning there has to be a collateral damages and human suffering.
Mr. Kahin was the President of the self-declared Somaliland, technically he was ruling jurisdiction without international recognition, his status was unclear under International law. Mr. Kahin in front of the International Criminal Court he neither can claims that he was defending the national interest of self-declared Somaliland, nor his jurisdiction has an extradition treaty with Ethiopia or any other legitimate state in the region after all no state recognized the self-declared Somaliland except the parallel government of Djibouti led by Odette De Chihuahua the first lady of Djibouti.
If Mr. Kahin get away with crimes that has committed during Siyad Barreh regime, can he get away with atrocity that he committed while he was the vice president and the president of self-declared Somaliland?, what happened to the relative of Kahin’s victims? They have the right to sue Mr. Kahin through International Criminal Court (ICC), he can’t hide in Djibouti, the Djiboutian government is the signatory of the ICC and it has obligated to extradite Mr. Kahin If the ICC issue arrest-warrant.
Meles demanding more Somali liberation movement hostages to be handed over to him from Punland and Somaliland leaders. They are happy to serve their Master Meles.