Somalia Journalists Union Condemns Arrest of TV Reporter in Jowhar

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Saturday May 06, 2017 - 19:46:36 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    Somalia Journalists Union Condemns Arrest of TV Reporter in Jowhar

    MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somalia's journalists union deplored the arrest of TV journalist in Jowhar on Friday by the Hirshabeelle regional state authorities, the union's statement said today.

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Ismail Abdulle Sabriye, a journalist working for Universal TV detained in Jowhar.
MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somalia's journalists union deplored the arrest of TV journalist in Jowhar on Friday by the Hirshabeelle regional state authorities, the union's statement said today.
Ismail Abdulle Sabriye who works for London based Somali TV (Universal) was arrested by the police after receiving arrest order from Hirshabeelle President’s office.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms the arrest of a Somali journalist on Friday afternoon, May 5, 2017 in the town of Jowhar, located around 90 km North of the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Hirshabeelle Information Minster Mr Mahad Hassan Osman whom the National Union of Somali journalists talked on the phone to clarify the reason behind the detention of the journalist confirmed that Ismail was detained by the police after being accused that the journalist misinterpreted the remarks of the HirShabelle President who held a press conference in Jowhar on Thursday, May 4 ,2017 after returning from Mogadishu.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms all violations and arrests against journalists without due process including the case of Ismail Abdulle and we call upon Hirshabeelle regional Administrations to release him unconditionally." Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists said, "We also call on all sides and regional states to respect the freedom of media f and freedom of expression which is currently still under.
National Union of Somali Journalists will closely follow up the arrest case and will definitely watch the 15 minutes long footage of Presidents’ press conference on Thursday to find out more the accusations against the journalist.
According to NUSOJ, the Friday’s arrest of the journalist is the fourth made by the administration since January 2017. On February 26, 2017 VOA journalist Hussien Hassan Dhaqane was arrested in Beledweyn .

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