HEADLINES:

Somali Security Minister cease and desist your unlawful defamation of Investigative Journalist

0
Monday December 12, 2016 - 02:20:07 in Articles by Super Admin
  • Visits: 4129
  • (Rating 4.7/5 Stars) Total Votes: 3
  • 0 1
  • Share via Social Media

    Somali Security Minister cease and desist your unlawful defamation of Investigative Journalist

    Accordingly, we demand that you (1) rectify the false accusations that you have made towards Mr. Alasow (2) immediately cease and desist your unlawful defamation of Mr. Alasow and (3) provide us with prompt written assurance within 30 days that you w

    Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on Digg Share on Stumbleupon Share on Delicious Share on Google Plus

File Attachment
Size: 234 KB
Accordingly, we demand that you (1) rectify the false accusations that you have made towards Mr. Alasow (2) immediately cease and desist your unlawful defamation of Mr. Alasow and (3) provide us with prompt written assurance within 30 days that you will cease and desist from any further defamation of Mr. Alasow's character and reputation.




August 24, 2016


Federal Republic of Somalia
Ministry of Internal Security

Attn: Mr. H.E. Abdirizak Omar Mohamed

Maka-Al-Mukarama Main Road, Shangani District
  Mogadishu, Somalia


Email: [email protected]
Tel: +252 61 6462606 or + 252 699 777 024


Subject: cease and desist order


Dear Mr. Abdirizak Omar Mohamed, 


Mr. D. Alasow, the owner "Waagacusub Media”, and of the company named "Onderzoek Journalist Alasow”, has authorized me, Mrs. S. Roblè-van Deursen, Attorney at Law, to represent him and to act in all matters on behalf of himself and "Waagacusub Media” and "Onderzoek Journalist Alasow”. 

If you are represented by legal counsel, please direct this letter to your attorney immediately and have your attorney notify us of such representation.

You are hereby directed to:


CEASE AND DESIST ALL DEFAMATION OF MR. DAHIR ALASOW’S CHARACTER AND REPUTATION.



On October 28, 2015, you sent a letter with the following content:


<Beginning of content>


This is to conform that Dahabshiil is a legally registered Remittance Company that operates throughout the globe.


It has been brought to my attention that Mr. Alasow’s website publication alleges that Dahabshiil supports terrorism, there is no evidence that supports Dahabshiil is involved in any criminal activity. Furthermore, then are no evidence that suggests of any involvement of dahabshiil is weapons trafficking as claimed by Mr. Hassan in a publication on Mr. Alasow website.


The author & publisher of the said publications (Aka) Dahir Alasow is a known Fraudster & extortionist who spreads defamatory & false information with the intent of blackmailing prominent & high level government officials including the president in order to extort money from them.


<End of content>


Mr. Alasow is an outstanding and distinguished journalist. His career in journalism spans years. He covered a broad array of stories with insight and aplomb during his career, from war to politics to sensitive portraits of artists. He has spent years serving the Somali community in his profession and building a positive reputation. 


Mr. Alasow has learn through the above quoted letter, that you have engaged in spreading false, destructive, and defamatory accusations about him. My client did not publish any defamatory nor false information in any way whatsoever. All of his facts and publications were rock solid.


Under the international law, it is unlawful to engage in defamation of another character and reputation. Defamation consists of:


(1) a statement that tends to injure reputation;

(2) communicated to another; and

(3) that the writer knew or should have known was false.


Your defamatory statements involved the above mentioned letter of October 28, 2015. In this letter you characterized Mr. Alasow as "a known fraudster & extortionist who spreads defamatory & false information with the intent of blackmailing prominent & high level government officials including the president in order to extort money from them”.


Accordingly, we demand that you (1) rectify the false accusations that you have made towards Mr. Alasow (2) immediately cease and desist your unlawful defamation of Mr. Alasow and (3) provide us with prompt written assurance within 30 days that you will cease and desist from any further defamation of Mr. Alasow’s character and reputation. 


If you do not comply with these cease and desist demand within this time period, Mr. Alasow is entitled to seek monetary damages and equitable relief for your defamation. In the event you fail to meet these demands, please be advised that Mr. Alasow has asked us to communicate to you that he will pursue all available legal remedies, including seeking monetary damages, injunctive relief, and an order that you pay court costs and attorney’s fees. Your liability and exposure under such legal action could be considerable.


Before taking these steps, however, my client wishes to give you one opportunity to discontinue your unlawful conduct by complying with this demand within 30 days. 


If you or your attorney have any questions, please contact me directly. I can be reached on either my telephone number (31) 070-392 53 67 or fax (31) 070-392 53 68 or
by e-mail ([email protected]).


Sincerely,


Mrs. S. Roblé-van Deursen LL.M.

Attorney at Law


Enclosure: letter of October 28, 2015


Share on Social Media

Somalia marks 1 year since devastating Mogadishu bombing

Somalia marks 1 year since devastating Mogadishu bombing Full Article

 

Somalia: Two people hurt in bomb attack in Baidoa

Somalia: Two people hurt in bomb attack in Baidoa Full Article

 

Iran is new transit point for Somali charcoal in illicit trade taxed by militants: U.N. report

Iran is new transit point for Somali charcoal in illicit trade taxed by militants: U.N. report Full Article

 

SOMALI OFFICIALS LINKED TO MONEY LAUNDERING, AND PUBLIC CORRUPTION

Waagacusub.net - Several members of Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre's cabinet and senior government officials including close associates have been linked to money laundering, graft and corruption, according to sources. Some officials have allegedly been extorting businesses and NGO's, receiving illegal kickbacks, and steering inflated contracts to politicians, friends and family members as part of corrupt scheme. While other officials have misused development funds for regions, laundering millions of dollars to private bank accounts in Nairobi, Doha, London and Toronto. Full Article

 

Somali journalist injured in Galkacyo town

Somali journalist injured in Galkacyo town Full Article

 

US military denies conducting airstrike in Somalia

US military denies conducting airstrike in Somalia Full Article

 

Somalia leaders urged to stop regional affairs interference

Somalia leaders urged to stop regional affairs interference Full Article

 

African Union to secure gains made in Somalia

African Union to secure gains made in Somalia Full Article

 

Ten people killed in suicide explosion in Somali capital

Ten people killed in suicide explosion in Somali capital Full Article

 

Somalia: Roadside blast hits AU troops in Janaale town

Somalia: Roadside blast hits AU troops in Janaale town Full Article

 


Leave a comment

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip


Somalia:Terrorists receive 52 million dollars in Mogadishu annually.

Waagacusub.net - It has been known that Al-Shabab receives 52 Million dollars annually from Mogadishu. It gets from commercial companies, and public as taxes (zakawat)

Chinese oil companies behind unlawful "extradition" of a Somali to Ethiopia

Waagacusub.net - A Chinese oil company was involved in the smuggling of a former Somali rebel officer, Colonel Abdikariim Sheikh Muse, to Ethiopia because his organization of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) was against oil and mineral exploration in Ogaden of the southeastern Ethiopia by China.

Journalist Alasow "Somalische Minister houdt Amsterdamse rechter vals bewijs Voor"

Volgens de rechter zou de minister hebben aangetoond dat afpersingspraktijken van Somalische journalisten een bekend probleem zijn en stelde de bewindsman daarmee een ernstige misstand aan de kaak. Dat is een kwestie van algemeen belang en de minister moet daarover in de openbaarheid kunnen treden, overwoog de rechter.

Somalia:List Document retrieved from house of AlShabaab leader

Waagacusub.net– An American unmanned drone launched a missile attack on one of Alshabab's most cold-blooded leaders on Sunday, 30 July 2017 in southern Somalia. The drove attack killed a man, who is dubbed the cruelest terror mastermind in the Mogadishu's history.

Somali President true scandal "violation of law"

Waagacusub.net - The presidency of Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is only eight months old but already his administration faces its first crisis - and it is one of their own making.

Top Secret: Ethiopia discovered President Mustafa Agjar and his cabinet belong to one religious party

Ethiopian intelligence officials discovered that President Agjar and all the ministers he appointed belong to the religious group Al-Islah Al-Itihad. This became a surprise to them, according to an official who spoke to Waagacusub.com Full Article

 

27 Shocking And Unbelievable Trump Quotes About Women

Have you ever had to be in a congress where Donald Trump said disparaging things about women or have you ever had to sit to watch the TV to hear the great American President speak but you end up leaving in disappointment because all you hear in-between words are anti-feminist statements? Full Article

 

SOMALI OFFICIALS LINKED TO MONEY LAUNDERING, AND PUBLIC CORRUPTION

Waagacusub.net - Several members of Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre's cabinet and senior government officials including close associates have been linked to money laundering, graft and corruption, according to sources. Some officials have allegedly been extorting businesses and NGO's, receiving illegal kickbacks, and steering inflated contracts to politicians, friends and family members as part of corrupt scheme. While other officials have misused development funds for regions, laundering millions of dollars to private bank accounts in Nairobi, Doha, London and Toronto. Full Article

 

Belgium has rejected the asylum request of a woman who is a human rights and young girls' activist in Mogadishu.

Government of Belgium has rejected the asylum request of a woman who is a human rights and young girls' activist in Mogadishu. Full Article

 

Somali Prime Minister welcomes high-level Eritrean delegation in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire received a high-level delegation from Eritrea including foreign minister, H. E. Ahmed Saleh and adviser to President of Eritrea, Mr. Yamane Gebreab, who are on an official visit to Somalia at the invitation of President of the Somalia, H. E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo). Full Article

 

Former Intel official stripped from NISA membership

Former Intel official stripped from NISA membership Full Article

 

PM KHEYRE USELESS AND COSTY OVERSEAS TRIPS.

PM KHEYRE USELESS AND COSTY OVERSEAS TRIPS. Full Article

 

Abiy says 'New Year' will be celebrated in Eritrea, Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights

Abiy says 'New Year' will be celebrated in Eritrea, Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights Full Article

 

Massive rise in Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Massive rise in Islamist militant attacks in Africa Full Article

 

Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings

Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings Full Article