Published On: Sat, Apr 28th, 2012

SOLJA Condemns the Arrest of Journalist

Press release

Somaliland journalist association has condemned the arrest of ROYAL TV and Wahen newspaper correspondent in Sanag region, Abdillahi Hussein Darwish, based in Erigavo last Tuesday by the police, after the governor of the Sanaag region ordered his arrest.

Mr. darwish is been held on the orders the Governor of sanaag region for giving false information, this after the journalist covered a complaint from the local people about Misappropriated food aid.

The secretary general of SOLJA Mr. Mohamed Rashid muhumed farah speaking to somalilandpress said we (SOLJA) have condemned the arrest and demanded immediate release of the journalist, Darwish has been in custody for the last week incommunicado which violates his rights.

Mr. Mohamed Rashid said we are calling him in court or the governor of sanaag region and the government of Somaliland to either produce Mr. Darwish in court or to release him unconditionally immediately.

Secretary General of solja
Mohamed-rashid muhumed farah

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Reported by Goth Mohamed, Somalilandpress, Hargeisa

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  1. osman5 says:

    It always catches me by surprise with the fact that arresting citizens is the norm in Somaliland without due diligence.
    What happened to presumed innocent till proven guilty as a violation occurs. such as indictment and search warranty in order to protect the rights of the citizen in the mean time to enforce the law of the land.

    Osman Qaal

  2. mohamed cheers says:

    Regardless and notwithstanding the true democratic Civil Societies constitutionally respective
    Govts in good standing functioning ovation, and despite the yet not fully recognized Somaliland surrounded by the hostile environments across the Horn of Africa, it's quite natural that the current Administration is sensitively fully mindful to the the Country's overall National security issues, and have every right to question any seemingly wrong doings, whether from certain irresponsible Media journalist(s) or otherwise. That said, arrests of any kind should be dealt with through proper the Courts of the Country's Judicial systems. No other unlawful ways are acceptable.

  3. mohamed cheers says:

    Typo: Through the proper courts of the country's Judicial systems…sorry.

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