Somalia: Two TV journalists arrested in Somaliland
BERBERA, Somalia, March 8, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Somaliland police forces have arrested two TV journalists for allegedly violating local authority conditions in Berbera coastal town on Sunday, Garowe Online reports.
The two-Abdirahman Mohamed Ige of Royal TV and Mubarak Osman Saed of Star TV-were detained for betraying Somaliland nation according Saahil governor Fahmi Abdi.
“The two have been arrested, if you want to find out the reason, you can read their crimes from the websites. They conspired against Somaliland nation,” said Abdi when asked about the reasons besetting the arrest of the media workers.
Nearly 20 journalists were arbitrarily detained by Somaliland authorities over the last two years.
Two-third of the arrests targeted TV journalists working for UK-based Somali channels in Lasanod.