Hargeysa(Mogadishu24)-President Muse Bihi Abdi of Somaliland has granted amnesty to 377 prisoners in celebration of the Islamic New Year 1446. Announced on Saturday, the presidential decree pardons inmates convicted of minor offenses, excluding those with capital or civil crime sentences.

The decree, issued under Article 90, Clause 5 of the Somaliland Constitution, underscores the values of mercy and rehabilitation. It aligns with the annual tradition of marking the Islamic New Year with acts of clemency.

The amnesty promotes social harmony and reintegration, reflecting Somaliland’s commitment to justice and compassion. The decision has been positively received by religious leaders and human rights advocates.

President Muse Bihi Abdi’s pardon of 377 prisoners highlights the administration’s dedication to justice and mercy, reinforcing national unity and the values of the Islamic faith within Somaliland’s justice system.

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