Posted by: APO | 8 January 2008

Somali / Journalist arrested in Bossasso

National Union of Somali Journalists

Journalist arrested in Bossasso

 8 January 2008

 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is strongly condemning the arrest of Journalist Idle Moallim in Bossasso on 5 January 2008 by the police force of Puntland Regional State.

 Idle Moallim, a freelance journalist, was arrested when the Puntland asked him several times where he came from and what reports he prepared about Human Trafficking of people travelling from Bossasso to the Gulf by boat. The authorities detain him in the central detention centre in Bossasso.

 “We condemn the detention of Mr Idle Moallim and demand his immediate release” said Omar Faruk Osman, NUSOJ Secretary General. “Intimidating journalists for reporting on issues of public importance like human trafficking is absurd”. 

This information is disseminated by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).


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