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On 24 October 2016, Djiboutian authorities released Abdi Aden Cheik Ali, a citizen who had been arbitrarily arrested on 20 July 2016 in Ali-Sabieh following the dissemination of a video denouncing the lack of water in the region, after more than three months in arbitrary detention. Upon release, he claimed having been detained in very difficult conditions.
On 10 August 2016, Alkarama referred the case of Abdi Aden Cheik Ali to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression (SR FRDX), in order to call for his release after he was sentenced by the Djiboutian authorities to three months in detention following the dissemination of a video denouncing the lack of water in the region of Ali-Sabieh.
On 19 January 2016, the Court of flagrante offenses of Djibouti City condemned Kadar Abdi Ibrahim, publication co-director of the Aurore newspaper, to a two-month suspended prison sentence, while suspending the publication of this monthly newspaper also for two months.
- Widespread torture and ill-treatment in detention and police custody;
- Conditions of detention inconsistent with international standards;
- Arbitrary arrests of real and perceived political opponents, including minors;
- No fair trial guarantees;
- Restriction of the freedoms of expression and of peaceful assembly and excessive use of force by the police and the army;
- Impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations and lack of independent and impartial investigations
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