Somaliland Parliament Passes new drug law

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Persons found guilty of trading in Alcoholic beverages in Somaliland is now liable to a sentence of between 5-10 years upon conviction.

This come about after members of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Somaliland approved amendments to the Drug Law at a session chaired by house speaker Bashe Mohamed Farah in the capital Hargeisa.

The amended sections of Penal Code Part XI dealing with CRIMES AGAINST MORALS AND DECENCY, the Clerk Abdirizaq Saeed Ayanle

Specifically dealing with CHAPTER III: OTHER CRIMES AGAINST MORALS namely Art. 41L (Supply or Sale of Alcoholic Beverages) the clerk revealed that Passed provisions of the law include arrests for drug use, conviction for five to ten years without parole or fine and forty lashes.

The Lawmakers also rejected the premise that some drug substances, which are illegal, could be used legally as prescribe medicinal.

CHAPTER III: OTHER CRIMES AGAINST MORALS re ads

Art. 41L (Supply or Sale of Alcoholic Beverages). – 1, – Whoever sells or otherwise supplies to a Somali citizen or to a Muslim of a foreign nationality any alcoholic beverage [417 P.C.], shall be punished with imprisonment [96 P.C.] of five to ten years without parole or fine and forty lashes

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