Mohamed Abdi Sheikh

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Reporter Mohamed Abdi Abdullahi (center) is surrounded by plain-clothed, intelligence agents during a raid on MM Somali TV's office in Hargeisa on January 6, 2024. They interrupted a live debate and arrested the show's host, Mohamed Abdi Sheikh.

Somaliland journalist Mohamed Abdi Sheikh detained after discussing diplomatic row

Nairobi, January 17, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday called on authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland to unconditionally release MM Somali TV journalist Mohamed Abdi Sheikh and to guarantee that members of the press can freely cover diplomatic affairs. On January 6, intelligence agents raided the offices of MM Somali TV in…

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Two Somali journalists sentenced to 16 months in jail for false news

New York, May 23, 2022 — In response to news reports and statements from local rights groups that the Hargeisa Regional Court in the breakaway region of Somaliland sentenced journalists Mohamed Abdi Sheikh, known as Ilig, and Abdijabar Mohamed Hussein to 16 months imprisonment for subversion and false news on Monday, the Committee to Protect…

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Fifteen journalists detained for covering prison fight in Somaliland

Nairobi, April 15, 2022 – Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should unconditionally release without charge 13 journalists detained since April 13 and should not pursue any charges against two others who were detained and later released, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 13, security personnel —…

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