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Men are seen in a prison in Puntland state, Somalia, on December 14, 2016. Broadcast reporter Ali Adan Mumin remains detained in Somalia even though a court ordered his release. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)

Somali journalist Ali Adan Mumin jailed despite court order for release

EDITOR’S NOTE: Immediately after publishing this article, CPJ learned that Ali Adan Mumin has been released from jail. The journalist was released on the condition that he could be summoned by police for questioning at any time, according to Somali Journalists Syndicate cofounder Abdalle Ahmed Mumin and Goobjoog Media Director Hassan Mohamud Mohamed.

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In this May 16, 2015, file photo, a printer prepares materials to commemorate the anniversary of Somaliland's declaration of independence from Somalia. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)

TV journalist detained in Somaliland

Nairobi, July 10, 2017–Authorities in Somaliland should immediately release TV journalist Omar Ali Hassan Serbiya, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security officers arrested Omar when he arrived at Hargeisa on July 8, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous republic, his employer told CPJ.

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