Somali Government response to the alleged rape in Maslah, Mogadishu


The Federal Government of Somalia is deeply troubled by the alleged rape of a Somali woman involving a number of personnel from AMISOM at Maslah Military Camp in Mogadishu on the 8 August 2013.

“The Somali government will not tolerate violation of human rights, in particular sexual violence towards the most vulnerable members of our society and perpetrators will be dealt with the fullest extent of the law”. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said at a meeting with his Senior Cabinet members.

The Prime Minister has launched an investigation into this incident and confirmed that the Somali Government will be closely working with AMISOM senior officials to investigate this matter and take all necessary steps to bring justice to those who committed this incident and ensure that such crimes do not occur again.

Additionally, the Prime Minister has appointed a team consisting of Senior Cabinet members led by Minister of Social Services Dr. Mariam Qassim to report back to the Prime Minister the outcome of this investigation.

Renewing its commitment to protecting human rights, the Prime Minster affirmed his commitment to the Post Transition Human Rights Road Map.