Kadar Abdi Ibrahim is a human rights defender and journalist from Djibouti. He has drawn inspiration from iconic figures in the human rights movement in the hopes of building a genuine and lasting democracy in his country.
Speaking to ISHR, he shared his vision for a future where the youth of Djibouti would no longer see its dreams and aspirations stifled by fear and censorship, as well as his admiration for his fellow human rights defenders whose actions ‘pave the way for future generations’.
Kadar Abdi Ibrahim has also been the subject of acts of reprisals by his government for his engagement with international bodies. In 2018, days after returning from Geneva where he carried out advocacy work ahead of Djibouti’s Universal Periodic Review, intelligence service agents raided his house and confiscated his passport.
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