Somalia: NISA detains a Somali Photographer in Mogadishu

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    Somalia: NISA detains a Somali Photographer in Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) arrested a renowned photographer Mukhtar Nuur who is spending the third day in a detention center manned by group, the media watchdog said.

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Photo of Mukhtar Nuur who is taking photographers on a drone.
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) arrested a renowned photographer Mukhtar Nuur who is spending the third day in a detention center manned by group, the media watchdog said.

The arrest of the photographer was ordered by Abdalla Abdalla, the deputy chief of NISA, according to Media Association for Puntland (MAP) who called for the immediate release of the journalist.

It is not yet known reasons behind the arrest and the security agencies did not publicly comment on the arrest.

Mukhtar Nuur is a photographer known for submitting the beauty of the country through photography.  He previously worked at the UAE embassy in Mogadishu as a photographer, translator and video shooter.


The Media Association of Puntland (MAP) -  a media organization based in Garowe, the capital of the semi-autonomous regions of Puntland - is seeking answers from the Federal government of Somalia on the arrest of the photographer.

- Horn Observer -



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