Somalia: Puntland Court Freed Online Journalist Jailed for 14 Days Without Charges

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    Somalia: Puntland Court Freed Online Journalist Jailed for 14 Days Without Charges

    GAROWE, Somalia, July 16 (Horn Observer) A first Grade Court of Nugal region has on Sunday ordered the release of an online journalist, who was jailed for 14 days without charges.

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Ahmed Ali Kilwe (File photo)
GAROWE, Somalia, July 16 (Horn Observer) A first Grade Court of Nugal region has on Sunday ordered the release of an online journalist, who was jailed for 14 days without charges.

Puntland security forces loyal to Gen. Muhudiin Ga’amey detained Ahmed Ali Kilwe on July 2, accusing him to have posted in what they described "a defamatory report against Puntland President”

Spreaking to reporters in Garowe, soon after his release Mr. Kilwe described his arrest "illegal and violation against his basic human rights.”

"My arrest was illegal and sort of kidnap that voilated my basic human rights and similarly, the same illegal procedure was followed for my release without official charges.” Ahmed Ali Kilwe said.

Mr. KIlwe further shared painful experiences during 14 days he was in the central jail saying that he was treated like a terrorist after the journalist was prison cells for terrorists and pirates.

Mr. Kilwe thanked local and international human rights organization who tirelessly advocated for his release.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Media Association for Puntland (MAP) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned Ahmed Ali Kilwe's arrest.

- Horn Observer -



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