Djibouti's opposition Union for National Salvation (USN) spokesman Daher Ahmed Farah was released from prison Wednesday (August 14th) after more than two months in detention, USN coalition announced on its Twitter account.
Farah, who is also a journalist, has been arrested on several occasions. He writes for opposition news website La Voix de Djibouti. He had spent nine years in exile in Belgium, but returned to Djibouti on January 13th for the February 2013 parliamentary elections.
Farah was sentenced in March for "disrupting public order" following the disputed elections, and released from jail on April 11th after two months.
He was re-incarcerated in Djibouti's Gabode prison on July 2nd to serve a two-month sentence for "refusing to comply with a judicial order".
Since the February elections, Djiboutian authorities have been engaging in an ongoing crackdown against the opposition. However, the ruling Union for the Presidential Majority (UMP) party met with USN officials Wednesday (August 14th) to open official political dialogue.