98

Journalist in Somalia arrested after writing story on rape

gabar11MOGADISHU, Somalia – Police in Somalia have arrested a journalist who wrote a story about a woman who said she was raped by government security forces, prompting an outcry from human and media rights groups.

Human Rights Watch is demanding the immediate release of Somali journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, a freelance journalist who was arrested by police on Thursday after interviewing the woman. She was also briefly arrested and questioned by police before being released.

“The Somali police are detaining a journalist and harassing a woman who says she was raped, while letting those accused of rape run free,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The new Somali government needs to ensure that the police are part of the solution to rampant abuses by the security forces, not part of the problem.”

Tom Rhodes of the Committee to Protect Journalists said it is not a crime to interview someone, whether the rape allegations are true or false.

“The Somali government must act quickly to rectify this situation and release him immediately and start looking for those who committed this alleged crime. Arresting the messenger is not the answer,” he said.

Rape is rampant in Mogadishu, where tens of thousands of people who fled last year’s famine live in poorly protected camps. Government troops are often blamed for such attacks. Prosecution for rape is uncommon in Somalia because of weak government institutions and a general reluctance by victims to report rape for societal reasons.

Repeated calls to the Somali police for comment on the journalist’s arrest were not answered.

 

Source Associated Press


<


daafeet.com Kala Soco Warar Xaqiiqo Ah Email:comments@daafeet.com Email:webmaster@daafeet.com

daafeet.com

Akhriste Halkani Hoose Ku Qor Fikradada (0)




Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Fadlan Riix hoose hadaad tahay ilbax

WARARKII KU DHAAFAY

mareye Dhegeyso:Wasiirka Wasaarada Warfaafinta oo Shacabka Ka Codsadey Iney La Shaqeeyaan Ciidamada Amniga
- Aug 31, 2016
Wasiirka Wasaarada Warfaafinta Dowlada Federaalka Soomaaliya Maxamed Cabdi Xayir Maareeye oo la hadlayey warbaahinta ...
buuwe Dhegayso…Jaaliyadaha Waqooyiga Mareykanka iyo Yurub oo Taageeray Doorka Suldaanka Guud ee Beelaha Begedi.
- Aug 31, 2016
Kulan ay soo qaban qaabiyeen hogaamiyayaasha bulshada Jaaliyada beelaha ku abtirsada beesha Begedi ee ...
dalxa Dhegeyso Xildhibaan Maxamed Cumar Dalxa oo Ciidanka Dowlada Iyo Warbaahinta Qaranka Ugu Baaqey Iney Cadalada Ka Shaqeeyaan
- Aug 30, 2016
Xildhibaan Maxamed Cumar Dalxa ayaa waxaa uu kuu ka hadley iska hor imaad dhex ...
amin-camir Daawo Sawir uu Amiin Maanta Ka Sameeyey Prof Jawaari iyo Faarax Sakiin
- Aug 30, 2016
Amiin camir ayaa maanta bogiisa waxaa uu kusoo qaatey sawir uu ka sameeyey gudoomiyaha ...
vila somaliya Qarax Ismiidaamin ah oo Ka Dhacay Albaabka Hore ee Madaxtooyada Dowlwda Federaalka
- Aug 30, 2016
Wararka inaga soo gaaraya agagaarka Madaxtooyada Soomaaliya ee magaalada Muqdisho ayaa waxa ay sheegayaan ...
cabdixafit Daawo:Barnaamij Ka Hadlaaya Dulmiga iyo Xadgudubka Ay Somalida Isku Heyso oo Ay Soo Diyaarisey Unuversal Tv
- Aug 29, 2016
Telfishinka Universal tv ayaa waxaa uu soo diyaariyey barnaamij aad u xiiso badan oo ...
beledxawo Dhegeyso Faahfaahin Ku Saabsan Ciidamada Maamulka Axmed Madoobe oo Isku Fara Saarey Degmada Beledxaawo
- Aug 29, 2016
Dagaal u dhaxeeya ciidanka maamulka Axmed Madoobe iyo sidoo kale Maleeshiyaad u hubeysan ayaa ...
Maxamed Cumar Caymow Dhegeyso:Wasiirka kaluumeysiga iyo Kheyraadka Badda ee Xukuumada Federaalka Soomaaliya oo Ka Hadley Fatahada Webiga Shabeele
- Aug 29, 2016
Wasiirka kaluumeysiga iyo Kheyraadka Badda ee Xukuumada Federaalka Soomaaliya Maxamed Cumar Caymow oo ku ...
somalia Dhegeyso:Dowlada Federaalka oo Sheegtey In Alshabab Ilamaha Ay Kasoo Aruursadaan Dugsiyada Quraanka Lagu Barto
- Aug 29, 2016
Wasiirka Cadaalada Xukuumada Federaalka Soomaaliya C/laahi Jaamac Ilka-jiir ayaa ururka Al-shabaab ku eedeeyay dhalinyarada ...
PIC1 Nala Dhegeysta Hordhac Qeyb Ka Mid Ah Barnaamijki Intee Iin Jeedne Oo Ay Marti Noogu Ahaayeen Aqoonyahan Fowzy iyo Aqoonyahan Bashiir
- Aug 29, 2016
Waxaan maalmaha soo socda indiin soo gudbin doonaa barnaamij cusub oo la magac baxay ...