SOMALIA: Journalist freed after being held incommunicado for nine days

March 18, 2007 12:00 PM ET

 UPDATE 

March 18, 2007

Original Alert: January 14, 2007

Hassan Sade Dhaqane, HornAfrik radio

IMPRISONED

Dhaqane, a reporter of private HornAfrik radio, was released without charge after being held incommunicado by security forces of Somalia’s transitional federal government for nine days, local journalists told CPJ. Local media organized to demand his release, they said.

Dhaqane was arrested on March 9 while reporting on a security operation in the capital Mogadishu.



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