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Alleged gang rape and suppression of press freedom in Somalia

CPJ reported on the detention of Somali journalist Abdiaziz Abdinuur for interviewing an internally displaced woman, who claimed she was raped by Somali soldiers while living in a camp last year.  Ahead of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, CPJ asked Cameron to urge Mohamud to follow through on his commitment to press freedom.  

The New Statesman reports on Somali authorities' handling of the rape case and interviews CPJ East Africa Consultant, Tom Rhodes, on the press freedom implications of Abdinuur's arrest. 

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