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Somalia: Puntland Police arrest Female Journalist in Garowe


GAROWE, Somalia August 7, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Puntland Police forces have arrested female journalist Fadumo Yusuf Saed in the state capital of Garowe on Wednesday evening, Garowe Online reports.

The police stormed Shariqa hotel and captured her along with two colleagues Abdinasir Da'ad and another female journalist Khadro Mohamud Hassan but the latter were released from Garowe Police station where Saed is being held.

Fadumo spoke on VOA Somali Service on Tuesday afternoon, talking about the brief seizure of Puntland Television and Radio Agency building by angry soldiers.

On July 20, authorities detained freelancer Abdalle Adde for defaming Puntland government but he was freed by security minister Hassan Osman Allore on July 30.

Media Association of Puntland (MAP) protested controversial media bill passed by parliament and urged President not to sign it into law.


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