Somalia: Goobjoog Reporter is Freed after Spending 3 days in Somaliland Jail

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Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 10:39:01 in Latest News by Super Admin
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    Somalia: Goobjoog Reporter is Freed after Spending 3 days in Somaliland Jail

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somaliland Authorities released Goobjoog reporter on Tuesday, after the journalist spent more than 3 days in jail, Goobjoog radio reported.

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Photo of Omar Ali Hassan Serbiya. Photo credit: Goobjoog
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somaliland Authorities released Goobjoog reporter on Tuesday, after the journalist spent more than 3 days in jail, Goobjoog radio reported.


The journalist, Omar Ali Hassan Serbiya and his wife were arrested upon arriving Egal International airport in Hargeysa, after traveling from Mogadishu for family related purposes. Omar Serbiya works for Goobjoog media which is an independent radio and television station - Goobjoog media - based in Mogadishu, Somalia.




"Somaliland released Goobjoog reporter Omar Serbiya after 3rd day detention. Goobjoog Media group is grateful for setting free the journalist” Goobjoog media said on twitter, following the release of their colleague.



According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the arrest was linked to views Omar expressed on the internet, on social media, and elsewhere that threatened the "security and stability" of Somaliland.


Meanwhile, another Prominent online journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe in jail in Puntland for the 9 day. He was arrested on the July 02, 2017 by the Puntland counterterrorism police after receiving a directive from the Puntland President on allegations of "posting articles impertinent to the Puntland President,” according to officials from Puntland security and the Puntland Ministry of information and the Media Association for Puntland (MAP) members.

- Horn Observer -


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