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.