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Somali spy’s family rejects president’s commission

Ikran Tahlil went missing in June

The family of a missing Somali intelligence officer, Ikran Tahlil, has rejected a commission of inquiry formed by President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed to probe her disappearance in June.

President Farmajo posted on Twitter that the five-member panel’s findings would be handed over to the “responsible legal institutions for execution of justice”.

However, Ms Tahlil’s family has rejected the appointment of the commission of inquiry and said they only trust the military court to handle the case.

“We are not confident and will not accept the commission of inquiry the president has appointed to investigate the case of Ikran. We are only confident in the military court, which is where we had filed a case,” Qali Mohamud, Ms Tahlil’s mother, told Universal TV.

Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, who has differed with Presideny Farmajo over the case, has not yet reacted to the formation of the commission.

On 2 September, the National Intelligence and Security Agency (Nisa) said Ms Tahlil, who worked in its cyber-security department, was killed by al-Shabab after being abducted in Mogadishu.

However, al-Shabab denied involvement in Ms Tahlil’s disappearance and purported death.

Source: BBC

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