Somalia Police say "Journalist in Jowhar not arrested in Media related issues

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Saturday January 06, 2018 - 17:11:45 in Latest News by Staff Reporter
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    Somalia Police say "Journalist in Jowhar not arrested in Media related issues

    JOWHAR (Horn Observer) The regional police division of Middle Shabelle region, Col. Aadan Yarow Hussein speaks on the arrest of Abdishakur Abdullahi Shaashaa for the first time in a press conference held at Jowhar Police station.

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Abdishakur Abdullahi Shaashaa was arrested in money related issues but not media related issues, police say. (file photo)
JOWHAR (Horn Observer) The regional police division of Middle Shabelle region, Col. Aadan Yarow Hussein speaks on the arrest of Abdishakur Abdullahi Shaashaa for the first time in a press conference held at Jowhar Police station.


In the Press conference, Col. Adan Yarow Hussein said that the journalist was not arrested in a media related issues but was arrested over money issues he misused on behalf of the Somal people

"following 14 Octover terroriist attack in Mogadishu, the journalist organized a fundraising event in Jowhar, where he collected money on behalf of the victims by wearing red tape on his head, along wtth other people.” The head of  regional police division of Middle Shabelle region, Col. Aadan Yarow Hussein told reporters in Jowhar, "He did not hand over the money he collected on behalf of the victims to the Emegence relief committee  known as Gurmad Qaran.”


Th police commander said that investigations are underway and he will be brought before a court.  The police presented the materials used by the journalist for the fundraising.

This comes a mid several international press freedom organizations condemned the arrest citing that the journalist was arrested over critical reporting.

- Horn Observer -


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