President pardons 377 prisoners in an amnesty gesture marking new Islamic Year 1446


The President of the Republic of Somaliland, His Excellency Muse Bihi Abdi has pardoned on Saturday convicts who had been incarcerated for minor crimes in an amnesty gesture traditionally extended in every new lunar year.

The Head of State has in this case on the occasion in the eve of the new Lunar Year of the Islamic Calendar 1446 extended an amnesty hence granted general amnesty to 377 prisoners who had been jailed for minor crimes of misdemeanours.

The order specifies clearly that capital punishments and those of civil ones shall not apply.

The order was contained in Presidential decree that exercised executive Powers as per Article 90 Clause 5 of the constitution.