Kadar Abdi Ibrahim
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Independent journalist and human rights defender
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Kadar Abdi Ibrahim is a Djibouti-based human rights defender and journalist. Between April 9 and 12 2018, he travelled to Geneva to carry out advocacy activities ahead of Djibouti’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR). In Geneva, he presented the recommendations included in a joint Defend- Defenders/CIVICUS/FIDH report, and took part in a pre-session meeting organised by the NGO UPR Info on April 10, 2018.
Following his return to Djibouti, on April 15, 2018, he was briefly detained and had his passport confiscated by eight members of the Information and Security Service (SDS) – Djibouti’s secret service – who raided his home. To date, Kadar’s passport is still being retained by the SDS, preventing him from leaving the country, which has a detrimental impact on his work as a human rights defender.