Somalia: Journalist Detained without Trial Freed

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 06:09 AM

 

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — A journalists' rights group says that a Somali journalist has been freed after being detained without charges for speaking out against the imprisonment of a fellow reporter.

Reporters Without Borders said on their website Wednesday that journalist Daud Abdi Daud was released after more than a week in custody.

Human Rights Watch said this week that Daud's arrest stemmed from an incident last week when a Mogadishu court handed down one-year prison sentences to a woman who said she was raped by security forces and a reporter who interviewed her.

Daud spoke out in court saying that journalists have the right to interview people. The group said police arrested Daud after he reportedly added that he would seek to interview the president's wife.

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