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PETITION FOR THE EVACUATION OF OMAR’S FAMILY ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS

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Djibouti’s regime has refused the delivery of passports to Omar’s 03 kids (HASSAN 4 YO,RANIA 8YO and RAYAN 9YO) since November 29, 2020. They have thus been held hostage in Djibouti. With your support by signing this petition, we can help Omar for his asylum case and family reunification ASAP.

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Back in April 2020, Omar a former Djibouti’s special force battalion commander https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5468184/us-soldiers-attend-djiboutian-army-anniversary- celebration – now on political asylum in the US – resigned in support of Fouad Youssouf Ali, a lieutenant pilot with the Djiboutian Airforce, https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/07/02/djibouti- protect-jailed-air-force-pilots-rights see also video the unhuman detention of the pilot https://www.facebook.com/100051849334867/videos/109599927444985/ and read more https://ctddjibouti.org/blog/fouad-youssouf-ali/ . The regime reacted by stripping Omar of all his military honors and dues. In July 2020, Omar was honored with the international 107th ROSA PARKS PRICE https://djiboutian.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/PHOTO-2021-11-16-01-25- 47.jpg for his courage and civic contribution to fight injustice and to do triumph over democracy. Omar has also been a certified human rights consultant since January 11, 2022 at https://usidhr.org/ .

Today he can’t go back to his country in fear of retaliation – a country he served for 20 years in the highest professional capacity such as his 02 years deployment as a company commander for AMISOM in SOMALIA between 2012-2014 fighting the terrorist group AL SHEBAB. Since he resigned while he was in the US, his family back in Djibouti has been subjected to regular mistreatment and death threats, and their passports have been confiscated. Omar has joined hands with fellow victims and activists, ctddjibouti.org , and the country’s major opposition forces in order to make the case for a democratic Djibouti to the world. Founded by Omar Ali Hassan, the former Djiboutian Special Force Commander, djiboutian.com is a catalyst for change in Djibouti. We bring together people in Djibouti, local Djiboutian communities across the globe, thought leaders, nongovernmental organizations, governments, businesses, and the public to address the glaring human rights situation in Djibouti. Our organization https://djiboutian.com/our-work-in-djibouti/ also helps poor Djiboutian and jailed activists , we do reports regularly on the uncovered ongoing human rights violations and the harsh live of the Djiboutian https://djiboutian.com/latest-news/. Owing to its strategic location, Djibouti is home to significant foreign interest already. The United States of America has its only permanent African military base in Djibouti – Camp Lemonier. France maintains its largest military presence here, while China has recently developed its only overseas naval base. Djibouti also hosts the only overseas Japanese military base, as well as its Italian counterpart. In fact, lease payments from foreign military bases add up to more than 5% of Djibouti’s GDP. And yet, the glaring human-rights situation has failed to grasp the world’s attention.