UN Condemns Murder of Somali MP


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In addition to being a parliamentarian, Ms Warsame was a well-known singer whose loss will be felt across Somalia.

A spokesman for the Islamist al-Shabab group, Abdulaziz Abu Musab, told the BBC that she was targeted for her politics and not her music.

Ms Warsame is the fourth MP to be killed this year in the war ravaged country.

“I condemn the assassination of Saado Ali Warsame in the strongest terms possible. The role of Somali women in public life must be protected and respected by all,” SRSG Kay said.

“I call on the authorities to make every effort to bring the perpetrators to justice swiftly. We remain resolute in our support for the Somali people and their representatives as they work to realize their hope for a peaceful and stable future,” he added.


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