29 March 2013

Somalia: Nusoj Welcomes Court Ruling

Rabat — The media association of Somalia (NUSOJ) has welcomed the court ruling of a man accused of murdering a journalist based in Mogadishu.

This was after the case of two men believed to be members of Alshabab group was heard in the court. The men were accused of killing Hassan Yusuf Absuge September last year who was a journalist based in Mogadishu Somalia working for radio Maanta.

The court ruled one man to death sentence after he was found guilty of murder. The ruling was made by Judge Abdullahi Mohamed Muse.

He ruled that Adan sheikh Abdi Sheikh Hussein who was guilty of killing the journalist was to be shot dead and Abdi Hassan Duhulow who was the second suspect was release and set free after he was found innocent.

After the court verdict was heard, the media association welcomed the ruling and announced that justice has been done to console the family members of Hassan Yusuf Absuge.

The announcement of the media association of Somalia was made by Omar Faruq Osman who is currently attending a meeting in Morocco between the head of journalist in Africa

Mr. Omar also talked about the meeting between the head of journalist association of Africa and told the Shabelle the intention of their meeting.

He informed Shabelle media that this meeting was held once every three years and the most important agendas on the table were how to wipe out such cases like the one this country was facing and other difficulties journalists in Africa faced. He added that they also discussed on how to develop and spread free and fair media coverage in Africa.

Journalists in Somalia face different kind of abuses such as murder and torture.

The media association of Somalia is trying its best to tackle these problems and have addressed the issue to the international community. Mr. Omar is spearheading the campaign worldwide.

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