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Somalia - Harsh sentences for four Somali radio journalists

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the verdicts and sentences that a court passed on four journalists on 1 March, imposing heavy fines and jail terms that seem to justify long periods spent in arbitrary pre-trial detention. All four are now free but a fifth journalist has yet to be tried and is still detained. Those convicted and sentenced by the Banadir regional court in Mogadishu included Sky FM director Mohamud Mohamed Dahir and Radio Shabelle editor in chief Ahmed Abdi Hassan, (...)

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