31 March 2014

Somalia: Journalist Detained in Mogadishu for the Second Day

Nuradin Hassan Ibrahim also known as Nuradin Shardi is currently imprisoned for second day at the Crimes Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu after being his arrest being ordered by the Deputy Chief of the CID Mohamed Khalid Shan Lire.

Ibrahim an editor for SKY FM in Mogadishu was tricked into his arrest after the CID summoned him for questioning.

Authorities claim that Nuradin Hassan Ibrahim reported misleading information of when a British national (foreign advisor to the prime minister), had his passport stolen at the airport recently.

The news report of the stolen passport went viral when the Brit was refused to accompany the prime minister on his trip to Switzerland, but it was recovered not long after and joined the prime minister's delegation in Nairobi, Kenya.

Media-rights group have already campaigned on the false imprisonment for which Nuradin has not been charged for. Nuradin Hassan Ibrahim's arrest is a breach of Somalia's provisional Federal Constitution.

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