Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye

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Somali court sentences editor to 6 months in prison for spreading false news

Nairobi, July 29, 2020 — In response to a Somali court sentencing Goobjoog Media Group Deputy Director Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye to six months in prison on false news charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “This conviction, in a case that should never have been entertained by the courts, is not only…

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Men are seen in Mogadishu, Somalia, on March 18, 2020. Somali authorities recently arrested journalist Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye over his COVID-19 Facebook posts. (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somali journalist Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye arrested over COVID-19 Facebook posts

Nairobi, April 16, 2020 — Somali authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye and guarantee that the media can cover and comment on the COVID-19 pandemic without facing jail time, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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