A United Nations expert says that the human right situation in Somalia is getting worse: hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes, others are being subject to threats, rape and violence.

Ghanim Alnajjar, the Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in Somalia, told the Human Rights Council in Geneva that the current circumstances in the country are much worse than they were when he last briefed the 47-member body in September 2006.

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