Published On: Tue, Jun 11th, 2013

Somaliland:Court Bans Hubaal Newspaper,One of the leading Somali Language Daily

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By Goth Mohamed Goth

A court in Hargeisa has in a press release banned Hubaal Newspaper a popular Somali language daily as of today 11/6/2013.

The court order bans all printing agencies in the country from publishing, circulation and the distribution of the newspaper and anyone caught printing or distributing the newspaper will be arraigned in a court of law, the goes into effect as of today and shall stay in place until further directive is to be issued by the court.

The court order which was issued and signed by Mr. Feisal Abdillahi Ismael a magistrate assigned to Maroodi Jeeh Regional court ,the given reason for the banning of the newspaper was a request from the attorney general’s office.

Two months ago the owner of Hubaal newspaper escaped an attempted on his life when the newspapers headquarters was attacked by two assassins of one whom later turned to be  a  policeman.

Somalilandpress.com

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  1. khatuumo boy says:

    somaliland is repressive regime. even moryandishu wouldn't ban a newspaper publication.

    • Ku-Rujiye Kama-kace says:

      Didn't your infamous NSS parents tell you how your cannibal uncle Siyad Barre used to deal with the media as well as anyone who happened to dream in his sleep?

      The banned Hubaal Newspaper has violated the laws of the country in number of occasions. Somaliland is not the wild west but a country governed by rule of law. In due course, the rule of law will be enforced in Bohodle, Taleh and Boocame.

    • Abyan says:

      News papers editors must have full knowledges of press behaviour .if u r editor u must adhere the international behaviour and knowledge to sell ur paper to the public. but simply if u edit a baseless news that u just created by you or taken from wrong resources .News papers always are taking news from international press. so to sell more of your news paper always head line should be attractive and interested .secondly u must have a fleet of sorting out to select the right news that public will have to pay your news paper.this is only short up dated information.plse adhere the behaviour .I hope the govt will consider your financial income that you feeding ur family Government is not a military rule and they must be soft to there citizens. and if a minor mistake happen in a certain provision (such news paper ) to advice the editor to correct his editing system in order to avoid verbal order.Government Athourty must adhere human rights in general toward the international human rights rules and regulation.As I analysed

  2. mohamed cheers says:

    Your days are numbered. The name Khatuumo would be no more. It would go down with
    the Hubaal newspaper and Khatuumo boy would become the choir boy of the Pirate prisoners
    in the big Jails in Hargeisa.
    Cheers.

  3. aden says:

    free speech is a right to every human and that is democracy.slamming critics and locking up them up is only failure on the ruling party, can wait to see the back of these division and mistrust among somalilanders.

  4. aden says:

    why did somalilanders free themselves from siyaad to be faced with a similar one from their same isaaq?

  5. Tellmetruth says:

    What could cause a government to interfere with a newspaper ?

    My personal view is the owner was too dangerous for corrupt politicians of Somaliland. You have Isaaqs, Dir and Daroods all complaining of this administration, why ?

    Could be that the problems of Somaliland are simply black and white. Also could be nepotism is rearing its ugly head. From Faisal Ali Warabe to reer Awdal are all complaining of Siilaanyo and his crew.

    If you're a true Somalilander and believe in that cause then its up to you put him in check, before he dismantles your dream. But my suspicion is it ain't really about secession but resource control.

    mohamed cheers, SNM and Khatuumo militia are exchanging prisoners. So how can you put to end people capable of fighting you back. Admit that reer Khatuumo ain't going nowhere they are here to stay. I just hope Puntland administration backs off. So reer Khatuumo can focus on reer SNM.

    See if the weaponry of SNM wasn't old and useless maybe then they could something about Khatuumo, but until you get helicopters and jets, consider reer Khaatumo you neighbors not your subordinates.

    Hey if any of you are wondering where i got reer SNM from, just go visit Khaatumo and Awdal news
    sites. But it seems some of you are too afraid to face the truth that your president elect is causing the division of Somaliland region. Before Somaliland region becomes the new (91) south, i suggest you do something about.

    Somaliland region is suspitable just like the south to clan clashes. Also if clashes between Isaaq and Dhulbahante is not alarming. If you think Samaroon threatening reer Ciise is not alarming. Then you are living in a different reality. If Samaroons are making threats then there must be something in the air over Somaliland region. Awdal folks still have supporters of Somaliland amongst them. But the question is will they be continued to be ignored and treated as second citizens. Which if not corrected could destroy the Somaliland region.

    So the question is will peace loving Reer Isaaq stand and defuse the situation or will they let SNM and their followers continue the path of clanization and destruction. If you think SNM can deal with Dhulbahantes,Samaroons and Ciises, then you are dreaming. Unless SNM makes an Alliance with Ciise. Which on certain Awdal news sites they already accuse. So lets see what happens and since none of you were willing to state this, consider this a favour. Just later don't use ignorance as defence when things, go south. You can't say you didn't know, when you have the internet and can easily go views other peoples views and feelings of Somaliland region affairs.

    • mohamed cheers says:

      I listened to Faisal Ali Waraabe video…there were nothing wrong to suggest that he spoke ill of
      the ruling Govt other than using rational opposition ideologies. He clearly defended the Somaliland
      quest to the teeth. Anything else is your usual gimmicks.
      Cheers.

      • Tellmetruth says:

        Come on man, that's just BS yo know what he was getting at. We also both know even has is limited to what he can say with problems.

        Okay at least you went and seen it. Now what about the videos I posted before were Samaroons are complaining about SNM. Now I personally gave up using Khaatumo as a e.g because people here tend to get crazy anytime Darood or anything to do with them.

        Now just do me favour just go visit any Awdal sites. Google it and you'll find a bunch, check out a few of them. Then let me know what you think. I will say there are a few pro and but most are anti-somaliland.

        Why is that ?

        • mohamed cheers says:

          Brothda, Awdalites are the rear backbone of the Nation of Somaliland.
          I know that. Please don't be deceived by such sites. Personally, trust me
          brothda, I have no misgivings. Besides the Awdalites are part of the big
          Faisal Waraabe, Abdi Waraabe, Essa Waraabe families. Again the other
          Subeeria waraabe Sacad Muse,Essa Musa engulf the Northwestern Regional
          Provinces With Djibouti and K5 etc. BTW am not worried about the Awdalites.
          But certainly I have certain issues with this Isolated dhuloz Khuumoists and
          your Garowe another Khatuumoists Godfather!. BTW salutations to the good
          pro Somaliland Dhuloz.
          Cheers.

        • kilo says:

          Usual darood garbage spouted again and again.

  6. Omer Hussein Dualeh says:

    Mr. Mohamed Cheers, tell comrade who is the Tellmethruth? Is he one of those who run this website? The reason I am asking this, is that he is alway here and lengthy comments space is always allowed to him. At times you will see him saying why my comments are deleted, but this is just camouflage it seems to me. I believe he is one of those!

    • Somalilandpress says:

      Mr. Omer Hussein Dualeh as long as abusive language is not used people are free to express there comments and i think this is not the first time you,re accusing the members our staff of using others names.

      We have seen this before when you alleged Kayse was one of Somalilandpress,now its Tellmetruth ,it is a high time you should know we dont work that way.

  7. kilo says:

    Yes thins small tribal paper should be shut down. They were not one of the biggest somali papers

    • Abyan says:

      yourNews papers editors must have full knowledges of press behaviour .if u r editor u must adhere the international behaviour and knowledge to sell ur paper to the public. but simply if u edit a baseless news that u just created by you or taken from wrong resources .News papers always are taking news from international press. so to sell more of your news paper always head line should be attractive and interested .secondly u must have a fleet of sorting out to select the right news that public will have to pay your news paper.this is only short up dated information.plse adhere the behaviour .I hope the govt will consider your financial income that you feeding ur family Government is not a military rule and they must be soft to there citizens. and if a minor mistake happen in a certain provision (such news paper ) to advice the editor to correct his editing system in order to avoid verbal order.Government Athourty must adhere human rights in general toward the international human rights rules and regulation.As I analysed

  8. Abyan says:

    SOMALIS NEEDS BRAIN WASH BECUASE THEY UNDERSTAND ONLY ONE WARD WHICH IS your EXMilitary ruler teaching for 20 years ?i.e ( CLAN+Tribe) that is why you mising high profile behaviour and eduction background. 99% of Somlilander are using the same Exmilitary ruler Teach you.still your road map to democracy is very far. I was in somali land last year ,and understand that all somalilanders are behaving like Sayid Barreh Regeem. u never learn the meaning of democracy.
    still U R SEMI MILITARY RULER AND FAR from the modern and savlized nation.god help you when Mr.Selanyo finishes his persidental term.people of somallanders have no sense of intrest and target to reach there main aim.??? I dought????
    best luck to somalilandersABYAN /LONDON

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