2008-05-20-Requiem for Somaliland - a Useless Tyranny\u00a0 (Mareeg.com) Following the UN Security Council Resolution 1814 on Somalia, which (insisting on Somalia\u00b4s integrity) is a bulldozer for the breakaway pseudo-state of tyrant Riyale\u00b4s gang, i.e. the shameful puppets of the Abyssinian Tigray dictator Zenawi, the mood was terrible over the past few days in Hargeysa, the provincial town that became the hypothetical capital of the non-existing country, Somaliland. The Somalis who don\u00b4t want to be Somalis but miserable and execrable slaves of the Neo-Nazi Abyssinian regime, all those around the clown Riyale, who desperately tried for many years to impersonate the president of a non-country without convincing anyone in the world, had a festival of their own: the Feast of the High Treason, i.e. the day they declared their "independence" before 17 years. On May 18, Somalis entrapped within the circumference of the Stigma Somaliland were forced every year to join the systematically organized activities to possibly demonstrate their support of these treacherous and unrepresentative pseudo-leaders. The spectacles were never as impressive as those of the late Romanian dictator Ceausescu but still they confused some foreigners; however, the incredible reports about the appalling violations of Human Rights in Somaliland created a negative picture that guaranteed that no country recognizes the otherwise unnecessary realm. This year, the limited participation in the Feast of Shame made clear to the few foreigners who happened to be in the northeastern part of Somalia that the outright majority of the inhabitants disapprove of the tyrant Riyale, and at the same time reject the perspective of a separation from the rest of Somalia. The deliberately totalitarian measure of canceling the presidential elections, which would have given another president in that province and would have brought Somaliland closer to the rest of the Somali, may be one reason. The rising criminality, the accentuated poverty, the exorbitant prices, the increased number of the jobless and the drug users, the explosions, the insecurity, the totalitarian practices of oppression, the servility toward the Abyssinian tyrant Zenawi, the overall discontentment, the prevailing chaos, the fear and the conviction that the end is very close kept all feelings very low, rendering the situation terribly gloomy. Only to add to this negative atmosphere, the totalitarian regime did not miss the opportunity to unveil its racist and discriminatory feelings against all the non Isaaq Somalis who have been engulfed in the inauspicious and ill-fated territory. As the biases of Riyale\u00b4s tribal Isaaq regime are mainly directed against the eastern provinces of Somaliland, namely Ayn, Sool and Sanaag, places were Riyale does not dare go (knowing that he would return only dead), police authorities detained several people who happened to pursue a cleaning campaign on May 18. Detained incommunicado, the prisoners may face extraordinary charges, and be constrained to stay in jail for many years. Human Rights activists and international NGOs should mobilize their forces against this incredible practice and exercise every means of pressure over Hargeysa for the release of the detainees. A report published in the Somali portal Somali Press Review focused on this atrocity and I find it necessary to reproduce it here integrally. When a tyrannical regime arrests and imprisons people because they simply clean the streets, being engaged in an otherwise honorable campaign, we realize that its days are numbered. The event bears witness to the unprecedented hatred that the Issaaq corrupt and criminal administration cultivates against the Somalis of Sanaag and Sool in particular. Who could call them a \u00b4nation\u00b4? Somaliland authorities in Las Anod detain \u00b4cleaners\u00b4 http:\/\/www.somalipressreview.com\/view.php?articleid463 Las Anod (Somali Press Review, May, 18)\u2014Somaliland authorities in Las Anod detained at least seventeen people who have embarked on a cleaning campaign which Puntland administration used to conduct on 18 of May to coincide with celebrations for Somaliland secession day. "The detained persons were told off by Las Anod district administration officials but they proceeded with cleaning streets. It is a not day for cleaning. It is a day of celebration" said a spokesman for Las Anod municipality. The cleaning day was introduced by a former Las Anod mayor who was an ally of Mr. Ahmed Habsade, former Puntland Minister of Home Affairs, and now a Hargeisa based turn-coat politician who is lobbying hard to replace Suleiman Mahmud Adam, chairman of Somaliland House of Elders (Guurti). Meanwhile May 18 day was celebrated in Las Anod. Young men wearing t-shirts emblazoned with Somaliland ruling party\u00b4s logo have walked in Las Anod main road. They were carrying slogans and were in festive mood.