Djibouti

Mouna “Chalana” Omar

She was working for the ministry of budget till she was fired for peacefully demanding lower electricity cost on June 24th. After that she denounced the corruption concerning the Chief of Service that delivers Drivers licences for refusing to sing unless they pay him a bribe of 10,000FDJ ($70USD). For that she was threatened and intimidated by the government while being detained for three days at the police station. The court sentenced her to 6 months of probation and a fine of 150,000FDJ ($850USD) on November 12th. She sparked a lot of young Djiboutians to post videos speaking out against the same corruption she faced and they are now following her court procedure. The government attempted to bribe her to stay silent but like the other heros she had a firm need to bring back democracy and eliminate corruption in Djibouti.