Journalist ‘arrested in Somaliland over Facebook post’

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A journalists’ union in Somalia has accused the self-declared republic of Somaliland of arresting a freelance journalist in the town of Las Anod over a Facebook post .
The National Union of Somali Journalists said it’s “dismayed by the arbitrary arrest and continued detention of …Adam Jama Oogle, who is also known Habeb”.

“According to local journalists, Adam Jama Oogle…was detained due to a Facebook post in which he said the people in [Sool] region are supporting the unity of Somalia,” the union added.

“There have been increasing cases of arrests and harassment of journalists in Somaliland, often on the orders of Somaliland officials. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Adam Jama Oogle,” said Omar Faruk Osman, the union’s secretary general.

“Somaliland must not curtail the freedom of expression of those who live in its regions”.
Somaliland government officials have not publicly commented on the claims.

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