To: Amnesty International
Dear Amnesty International,
With reference to the Amnesty International ( AI) “Urgent Action” UA: 214/16 index: AFR
52/4851/2016 Somaliland letter, concerning female detainees in Gabiley prison, the Somaliland National Human Rights Commission organized a fact-finding mission, with civil society organizations, on 24th October 2016, to investigate the allegations made by Amnesty International that for the past month, female detainees at Gabiley prison have complained of
sexual violence, including rape, and other forms of torture and ill-treatment by the male guards at the prison.
Female guards that report these incidents to prison authorities fear reprisals. The female detainees risk further torture and other ill-treatment during their detention.