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Annual Prison Census 2012 - Somalia

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 11 December 2012
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Annual Prison Census 2012 - Somalia, 11 December 2012, available at: [accessed 20 January 2018]
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Journalists in prison as of December 1, 2012

Somalia: 1

Ibrahim Mohamed Adan, BBC
Imprisoned: November 21, 2012

A military court ordered the arrest of BBC correspondent Ibrahim for what it called false reporting, according to local journalists and news reports. In a November report for the BBC Somali-language service, Ibrahim had interviewed an individual who claimed his cousin, a soldier, had been executed on the orders of the military court.

On November 26, the military transferred Ibrahim to civilian authorities, who placed him at Central Prison in the capital, Mogadishu, local journalists told CPJ. On December 1, police released Ibrahim without charge after consultation with the BBC, local journalists told CPJ.

CPJ's census is a snapshot of those incarcerated at 12:01 a.m. on December 1, 2012. CPJ lists Ibrahim because was still being jailed at that time.

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