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Somalia: Radio journalist released after 40 day detention

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 21 February 2008
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February 21, 2008
Original alert on January 14, 2008

Abdirahman Mohamed Hudeyfi, Director Somaliweyn Radio
Bashir Mohammed Abdulkadir, Reporter Somaliweyn Radio


Somaliweyn Radio reporter Abdulkadir was released on February 11 after 40 days of detention at the security offices next to the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Abdulkadir was accused of "terrorist activity" after traveling to the capital of Eritrea, Asmara, last year to cover a conference of Somali opposition groups. The director of Somaliweyn Radio, Hudeyfi, was also imprisoned – from January 13-28 – for protecting Abdulkadir.

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