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Somalia - Outrage over jail sentences in rape interview case

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the jail terms that a Mogadishu regional court passed today on Shabelle Media Network chairman Abdiimalik Yusuf and one his journalists, Radio Shabelle reporter Bashir Hashir, in connection with the interview of an alleged rape victim. At the end of a three-hour trial, Hashir was given six months in prison for defaming the alleged rapists and Yusuf was sentenced to a year in prison for insulting state institutions. “This travesty of a trial ending in (...)

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