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U.N. Special Representative Expelled After Criticizing Arrest Of Former Al-Shabaab Member

January 02 2019

Somalia

The Somali government has ordered a top U.N. official to leave the country after he criticized the arrest of a former militant turned political figure, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar). 

The foreign ministry said on Tuesday that Nicholas Haysom, the special representative of the U.N. secretary-general for Somalia, must leave the country. 

Haysom breached the code of conduct for U.N. officials in Somalia, the ministry said. 

In a Dec. 30 letter to the interior security minister, Haysom...

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