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Somaliland: Local journalist assaulted, then detained days later

The assault on journalist Abdisalan Ahmed Awad and his colleagues points to the continued attack on journalists whose content the authorities don’t like.

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Fourteen journalists reporting on a prison riot in Hargeisa, in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Somaliland, were arrested, and their cameras were confiscated.

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Somalian broadcast journalist Abdullahi Ali Abukar was assaulted, detained and tortured by police officers, while in a separate incident police raided a radio station and detained station director Mahad Bashiir Xilif.