European Union calls assassination of MP Amina Mohamed ‘political’2 min read
The European Union (EU) has issued a statement condemning last night’s attack in Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiran region, which killed prominent member of parliament Amina Mohamed and at least 40 innocent victims, including former parliamentarian Hassan Ali Abdi Dhuhul.
A brief statement issued by EU Ambassador to Somalia Tiina Intelmann offered special condolences to the family of Amina Mohamed Abdi.
Tiina Intelmann also revealed that the EU strongly and strongly condemns politically motivated killings, as it is in a period of transition.
“Violence is not the way forward in Somalia. The European Union condemns the politically motivated killings. I send my condolences to the family of MP Amina, ”said the EU Ambassador to Somalia to the family of MP Amina Mohamed Abdi.
Violence is not a way forward for #Somalia. #EU condemns terrorism and politically motivated killings. Condolences to the family of MP Amina Mohamed Abdi #Beledweyne @EU_in_Somalia
— Tiina Intelmann (@TiinaIntelmann) March 24, 2022
MP Amina Mohamed Abdi went to Beledweyne to run for the seat of her community where she was previously sitting, and her killing was overshadowed by many doubts, as she was involved in the Ikraan case which she was relentlessly advocating for.
Although al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the killings, politicians and the public have blamed Villa Somalia and the outgoing administration for campaigning in recent weeks to remove Amina from the list of candidates for her seat.
Earlier today, Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, government officials and former government officials offered funeral prayers for lawmakers Amina Mohamed Abdi and former lawmaker Ali Abdi Dhuhul, who were killed in last night’s bombing in Beledweyne.
The bodies of the deceased were brought from Beledweyne today for burial in Mogadishu, and the funeral prayers were attended by former Speaker Mohamed Mursal, former Presidents Hassan Sheikh Mohamud & Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre and other officials. .
Somalia mourns: Lawmaker and justice activist Amina Mohamed Abdi killed in Beledweyne blast
The body of MP Amina Mohamed Abdi being brought to Mogadishu