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Somalia:Juba administration leader order the arrest of a Journalist

strong>The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the
strongest terms possible the arrest of a Somali journalist in the townXasan Kismaayo 1<
of Kismayo, the regional headquarters of Lower Jubbaregion, 500km
South of the Somali capital Mogadishu, on Sunday noon, December
22,2013 by the members of the Intelligence Services of Jubbaland
Administration.

Members of the Intelligence Services of the Jubbaland Administration
in Kismayo arrested Adan Mohamed Salaad (Aadan Kismayo) on Sunday
noon, 22 Dec. 2013. His arrest has been ordered by the presidency of
the Jubbaland Administration and is being held at a intelligence
detention center known as K2.

The Jubbaland Administration did not comment the arrest of the
journalist and it is not yet clear why the journalist was targeted.

The journalist, Adan Mohamed Salad, was the former director of Radio
Kismayo run by Jubbaland Administration based in Kismayo and was among
several journalists trying to launch another independent radio
station, Radio Voice of Somalia, whose equipment was taken over by the
administration on its initial day on 13 November 2013 and its director
briefly detained. Ahmed Mohamed Salaad left radio Kismayo some five
months ago.

“We condemn in the strongest terms possible and call for the Jubbaland
Administration for his unconditional release.” Mohamed Ibrahim,
Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists said,
“We call upon the administration to respect the media freedoms and
freedom of expression which is currently under threat and without
which democratic societies can not develop.”

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