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Journalist detained for broadcasting election speech
A radio reporter in Puntland, Somalia, who broadcast a speech by an opposition candidate, has been detained without charge. Mohamed Mohamud, the regional director for Radio Daljir, was arrested on 17 August following his broadcasting of a speech by Nurradin Adan Dirie, a Puntland presidential candidate. He had been working in his office in Bossaso […]
18 Aug 08

A radio reporter in Puntland, Somalia, who broadcast a speech by an opposition candidate, has been detained without charge. Mohamed Mohamud, the regional director for Radio Daljir, was arrested on 17 August following his broadcasting of a speech by Nurradin Adan Dirie, a Puntland presidential candidate. He had been working in his office in Bossaso when he was arrested. A decree issued on 16 August from the office of Puntland president Mohamud Muse prohibits local media from broadcasting speeches by any candidates contesting the Puntland presidency.

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