Thursday, 21 February 2013

Somali Media Freedom Defender is kindly requesting Somali government led by President Hassan Shiekh Mohamud to release the reporter Abdiaziz Abdinur

Mogadishu-  Somali  Media Freedom Defender  is kindly  requesting Somali government led by President Hassan Shiekh Mohamud  to release  the reporter Abdiaziz Abdinur who was sentenced in the jail  one year after he had taken an interview  a woman  raped by security forces since the journalist did not broadcast a story about the case.

"The  journalists have the right to interview people and it is not crime for that. Arresting and harassments of the journalists are meant that the journalists to stay  silent."   said Ahmed-sadik a Somali  Media Freedom Defender activist.

"The government's “commitment to a free press, we have an independent judiciary in Somalia and although the government cannot be involved in the administration of justice, I am urging due process be followed at all times,”   Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon  recently said in a statement.

“I respect the important work you do in Somalia in what are often extremely difficult circumstances, I understand your concern,  we don't want any journalist to be killed.”

Somalia as the most dangerous place for journalists to work in Africa. and the country has been ravaged by conflict since 1991, but a new UN-backed government took power in September, 2012 ending 8-years of transitional rule by a corruption-riddled government.

Many  People are so optimistic the new government offers the most serious hope for stability since the fall of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre on 26 January in 1991.

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