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TikToker arrested in Mogadishu for indecent content


Monday December 18, 2023

Mogadishu (HOL) - Security forces in Mogadishu have arrested a young female social media influencer accused of regularly posting indecent videos on TikTok, which violated the ethics and culture of the community.

In a statement released Monday, the Office of the Attorney General of Somalia reported that Bisharo Idris Mohamed, also known as "Bisharo Balayo," was taken to the Banadir Regional Court.

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In May, Mayor of Mogadishu Yusuf Hussein Jimale filmed himself beating young men with a long stick during his crackdown on drugs in the Somali capital. The young men were accused of smoking cannabis, shisha - the sweet-smelling herbal tobacco - and drinking alcohol in a nightclub on the city's famous Lido Beach.

However, the video sparked outrage on social media. In response, Mayor Jimale defended his stance - and his use of the lash, saying young people need to be disciplined, and a stick is better than a gun.



 





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