Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Somaliland Sweep Nets 25 Journalists' Arrests

Location of SomalilandImage via WikipediaTwenty-one journalists protesting the Jan. 14 government shutdown of  HornCable TV in Somaliland have been arrested, The Guardian reported today, fueling concerns by Reporters Without Borders that began last week with the separate arrests of four journalists.

President Ahmed Mohamed Siilaanyon moved against HornCable TV, branding it a "nation destructor" that aired anti-government propaganda. The 21 journalists, who demonstrated outside the president's palace, triggering the arrests, were released within 24 hours, The Guardian article stated.
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