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Telesom Dahabshiil
Published On: Sat, Jan 11th, 2020

Somaliland: Sentenced 1-year in jail Horn Cable TV Editor

Hargeisa(ANN)-Somaliland has sentenced A Court in Hargeisa, Horn Cable TV editor, Abdikadir Saleban Asayr (aka Abduqadir Oda’ay) to 1 year in jail and a fine of 3 million Somaliland Shilling (US$300) for propaganda against the administration.

The Journalist who was arrested on November last year for running a story dubbed by the court as “propaganda” against Egal international airport.

Media advocacy groups have strongly opposed what they termed as an unfair sentence of the TV Journalist.

Abdukadir Saleban Asayr (aka Abduqadir Oda'ay)
Abdukadir Saleban Asayr (aka Abduqadir Oda’ay)

A statement by Somali Journalist Syndicate (SJS) calls for Somaliland authorities to immediately free Editor.

Authorities in Hargeisa have previously arrested Journalists for covering anti-government protests. Abdikadir Saleban Asayr arrested November in last year.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Somalia is among the dangerous environments for Journalists to operate.

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