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Veteran Somaliland journalist Adan Idle arrested by police

Wednesday April 14, 2021

HARGEISA (HOL) - Somaliland journalist Adan Abdi Idle was Tuesday night arrested by police in Hargeisa under unclear circumstances.

The veteran journalist said in a Facebook video that Central Bank of Somaliland governor Ali Ibrahim Baghdadi has orchestrated his arrest. Police picked the long-serving journalist at his home at 2 am local time.

The circumstances surrounding the arrest of the journalist remained unclear. There was no comment yet from authorities in the breakaway region.

Somaliland government has in the recent past arrested journalists for their critical reporting but bowed to pressure to release them.


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