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Somalia: Federal Govt shuts down Mogadishu radio station again


MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 4, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Federal Government of Somalia’s intelligence service closed down Shabelle FM for the second time in a year, signaling massive crackdown on independent media houses, Garowe Online reports.

Intelligence officers are said to have also arrested Shabelle Director Mohamud Musse Mohamud and program producer Ahmed Abdi Hassan in the raid.

The closure of the FM station has come two days after Somali government forces detained blind journalist with Goobjoog FM Abdifatah Kacan.

A spokesman for Security Ministry Mohamed Musse told reporters that Shabelle made malicious broadcasting that would harm the stability.

Lately, Banadir court released Shabelle founder and station journalists on bail following arrest for presidential defamation. 


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