Somaliland: President Grants Amnesty to 594 Prisoners


The President of the Republic of Somaliland, H.E. Muse Bihi Abdi, has issued a Presidential decree under the symbol JSL/XM/WM/222-953/112022, pardoning minor offenders in the country’s prisons due to the recent outbreak of dengue fever. 

The President Decree reads as the following:- 

Presidential Decree


Having Seen: Constitution of the Republic of Somaliland, Article 90, Section 5;

Having Seen: Statement of the General Command of the Armed Forces TCA/G-1/347/2022, dated 07/11/2022, for the purpose of pardoning prisoners in 2022;

Having Considered: Statement of the Office of the Attorney General dated 08/11/2022 with the aim of proposing a general amnesty;

Having Considered: The recent outbreak of dengue fever in the country

I Decided :

Starting from today, I will grant amnesty to 594 prisoners who have been convicted of minor offenses in the country’s prisons. This pardon does not affect the civil rights and the consequences of the offenses they have been convicted of, in accordance with Article 92 of the General Penal Code. 

This pardon is being administered by the Office of the Attorney General, in accordance with the list of prisoners.