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Abdi Iley Arraigned In Court To Face Human Rights Violation Charges
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Abdi Iley Arraigned In Court To Face Human Rights Violation Charges

Former Ethiopian Somali regional state President Abdi Mohamoud Omar Iley and three other officials, who lost their immunity from prosecution last Sunday, appeared in court today. They appeared at the federal High Court 19th criminal bench on suspicion of direct involvement in human rights abuses in Jigjiga, the capital of the regional state, and its environs. Abdi Mohammed Omer requested for grant of bail citing health issues. However, police requested the bench for additional 14 days for investigation. The bench adjourned the hearing until tomorrow to give decision on requested for grant of bail by Abdi Mohammed Omer Abdi Mohamed Omer was arrested on last Monday at his home located around Atlas Hotel, in Addis Ababa, after he lost his immunity from prosecution.