On July 5, 2018, the European Parliament passed a unanimous resolution condemning human rights violations perpetrated against the Firm’s clients Omar Faruk Osman and the National Union of Somali Journalists. Specifically, the measure states that the Parliament “strongly condemns the grave violations of freedom of association and freedom of expression against Somalia’s free and independent trade unions and in particular, the longstanding repression against the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), and insists on the end of ongoing investigations and closure of the case taken by the Office of the Attorney General against Mr. Omar Faruk Osman, Secretary-General of the NUSOJ for organising, without the approval of the Ministry of Information, of a celebration of World Press Freedom Day.”
Schulman Bhattacharya is proud to stand with Mr. Osman and NUSOJ and commends the European Parliament for taking decisive action in support of their efforts to secure press freedoms in Somalia.
Further information about the European Parliament’s unanimous resolution can be found here:
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