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Infamous Godka Jila'ow Jail Closed Down
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Infamous Godka Jila'ow Jail Closed Down

Somalia government has closed down an infamous jail that has for decades become notorious for torture. According to the Villa Somalia head of communication the closure is part of reforms in Somalia's spy agency. "Somali Govt converts Godka Jila’ow Prison into a training facility as part of wider reforms to National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).  Officers will be taught about Human Rights. The Govt is committed to genuine reforms" Abdinur Mohamed the Director of Communications at the Office of the President tweeted. Godka Jilaow has been a subject of human rights reports for decades. The jail was opened in the early 70s during the Siad Barre administration where notable government opposition figures including late President Abdullahi Yusuf were jailed. Human rights reports allege post civil war administrations also used the jail as a torture chamber. The jail located in Mogadishu's Bondheere district has dungeons and no sanitary facilities. Somalia's spy agency NISA is said to be using the jail to interrogate suspected Alshabaab and Pro ISIS militants.