Press statement from UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) on the assassination of Abdulkadir Yahya Ali

Nairobi (11 July 2005) - On behalf of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) has learned with sadness of the brutal assassination of the Somali activist, Abdulkadir Yahya Ali in Mogadishu, early this morning.

This attack on a helpless lover of peace is of concern to all well-meaning people who have known Abdulkadir Yahya.

UNPOS condemns such acts of violence that continues to undermine the prospects of peace and stabilization in Somalia, especially Mogadishu.