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on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 12:46 PM.
Parliament speaker snubs three-month state of emergency on SomaliaAweys Osman Yusuf
Mogadishu, 13 Jan 07 (Sh.M.Network) - Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden, the Somali transitional parliament speaker, has pointed the martial law approved by the parliament as illegal.
The speaker, who, along with 21 Somali MPs expelled from Kenya, currently stays in neighboring Djibouti, reiterated that the Ethiopian government should withdraw its troops from Somalia immediately.
The Somali parliament supported today that a state of emergency should be imposed on the country for three months to enable the government take a full control after 16 years of lawlessness. The parliament has been debating about the motion since Thursday.
Aden said the state of emergency law approved by the parliament violates the country’s constitutional law.
He has pointed out that he would be flying to Europe. “The use of foreign forces in Somalia will give rise to bad consequences”, he said, calling on the Somali people to try evicting the Ethiopian troops out of the country.
Somalia has had no central government since 1991 when warlords toppled former president Siad Barre and then turned on each other, plunging the country into anarchy and tribal wars.
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