SOMALIA: TV journalists released after being held incommunicado for six weeks

MAY 22, 2007
Posted June 7, 2007
Original Alert: April 11, 2007

Abdulkader Ashir Nadara, Universal Television
Bashir Dirie Naleye, Universal Television
Hamud Mohammed Osman, Universal Television


Director Nadara, reporter Naleye and cameraman Osman of the Somali-language international broadcaster Universal Television were released without charge by a court in the capital Mogadishu, according to leading independent Radio Shabelle.

The journalists were arrested on the orders of a presidential aide after raising during an interview a question critical of the transitional government’s handling of the conflict in Mogadishu.