The Office of the Puntland Human Rights Defender has been cut from the government’s constitutional budget, according to Chairman  Said Abdi Mumun.   The chairman of the Puntland Human Rights Defender explained the budget cuts as a way to cripple the work of the office, and blamed the violation on the Puntland President and the Ministry of Finance.   He said that they have already submitted the complaint to all concerned, now they are waiting for a final answer from the Puntland Parliament.   The Office of the Defender carries out tasks such as investigating citizen complaints, supporting victims of human rights violations and producing an annual report on the human rights situation in Puntland.

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