Somaliland authorities should immediately release jailed Hangool News journalist Abdirahman Arab Da'ud, Committee to Protect Journalists

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Saturday April 15, 2017 - 13:59:03 in Wararkii u danbeeyay by Jama Ahmed
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    Somaliland authorities should immediately release jailed Hangool News journalist Abdirahman Arab Da'ud, Committee to Protect Journalists

    Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), US based organization, denounced Somaliland's detention of journalist Abdirahman Arab Da'ud who is in custody since 11th April 2017.

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Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), US based organization, denounced Somaliland's detention of journalist Abdirahman Arab Da'ud who is in custody since 11th April 2017.

 
"Somaliland authorities should immediately release jailed Hangool News journalist Abdirahman Arab Da'ud and cease intimidation of other members of the media,” the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

"It is believed that he is arrested for a news article accusing the police commissioner [Abdillahi Fadal Iman] of nepotism and clanism," Guleid told CPJ.


The online article was published on the Hangool News website on the same day that Abdirahman was arrested in a police raid on the Hangool News offices, CPJ said in the statement.

"Journalists in Somaliland must be able to operate freely and should not face intimidation by police or anyone else," said CPJ Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal. "Criticism of those in authority is no reason for arrest."

"In recent months, Somaliland authorities have detained and released multiple journalists, according to CPJ research. Journalists and others in the breakaway territory of Somalia who express views favoring reunification with Somalia are routinely arrested,” CPJ concluded in its statement.


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