NUSOJ Condemns the Assassination of Somali Media Worker in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is saddened to learn the murder of a Somali media worker in Mogadishu’s Bakaro market on late Monday, the latest in a string of violence against journalists and media workers in Somalia.

Unidentified gunmen shot several times to death Mohamed Omar Mohamed known as “Camaar” at Mogadishu’s Bakaaro market around 5:45pm. The gunmen fled the scene after shooting at Mohamed to death several times on the head and chest, radio dalsan reported.

According to the Radio Dalsan management, Mohamed Omar Camaar has worked for the radio for the last two weeks at the radio marketing department and has gone for Bakaaro on Monday afternoon on duty.

The reason behind the killing is not yet known and no group has claimed the responsibility of the assassination of late Mohamed Hassan.

The National Union of Somali Journalists condemns the brutal and heinous murder of their colleague, Mohamed Omar and called for the Somali government carry out prompt investigation into the case and bring the criminals to justice.

“We are saddened to hear the murder of our colleague and condemn the killing in the strongest terms possible,” Mohamed Ibrahim, Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists said, “The killers must not escape unpunished and media safety should be prioritized.”

“Our sincere condolences and sympathies goes to the families, friends and colleague and May Allah reward him Jannah.” Mr. Ibrahim added.

Source: APO

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AMISOM condemns the assassination of Somali Member of Parliament

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif strongly condemns the assassination of Somali Member of Parliament Isaak Mohamed Rino in Mogadishu today.

Isaak Mohamed ‘Rino’ was killed in a car bomb attack as he entered his car outside Salaam Bank in Hamarweyne district. The MP was in company of another parliamentarian Mohamed Ali who was severely injured in the car bomb attack.

“Members of Parliament are representives of the Somali people and any attack on them is an attack on the people and is unacceptable. AMISOM will continue to support the Federal Government of Somalia in its efforts to fight extremists who are interested in unleashing violence on the civilians”

AMISOM offers its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the Federal Government of Somalia for the loss of the parliamentarian Isaak Mohamed Rino and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured parliamentarian Mohamed Ali.

Source: APO

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UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns murder of Somali MP

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has condemned the murder of Isaak Mohamed Rino, a Member of the country’s Federal Parliament. Following the attack the Federal Government called for a full investigation and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Mr. Rino was killed this morning in Mogadishu when an improvised explosive device planted in his vehicle detonated. Another parliamentarian, Mr. Mohamed Ali and several civilians were reported to have been injured in the incident.

“I condemn this murder in the strongest terms. There must be a full investigation of this terrorist attack and the perpetrators brought to justice swiftly,” SRSG Kay said.

SRSG Kay offers his sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Rino, as well as to the Federal Parliament of Somalia, and wishes a quick recovery for Mr Ali, as well as the civilians who were injured.

Source: APO

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Somaliland Authorities arrest 3 Journalists in Las-Anod for Attending Rival regional State Conference

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the act of suppression, arbitrary arrests, threats and intimidations against the media by the Somaliland authorities, following the arbitrary arrests of three journalists in the disputed town of Las-Anod town, the latest in a string of violence against the journalists and the media in Somaliland.

Somaliland police arrested Abdiqani Goox, a correspondent of a privately owned Somalisat Television based in London and two freelances namely Ali Yusuf Ahmed and Abdirashid Aideed on Sunday 20 April, 2014 at the disputed town of Las-Anod, local media reported.

According to deputy police commissioner of Las-Anod, Ahmed Abdi Gelle told the local media that the journalists were arrested for attending a rival conference that threats its peace and security.

The Secretary general of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim called on the Somaliland authorities to stop the media crackdown it is currently undertaking and expressed his outrage against the arrests of the three journalists and demanded their unconditional release.

On 07 April, 2014, Somaliland police stormed the offices of Haatuf newspaper in Hargeysa, following the orders of the regional court – after the newspaper published a series of articles accusing senior officials of corruption allegations.

In February, Somaliland Authorities suspended the operations of the privately owned Universal Television, after accusing the television for insulting its president. Police raided and closed indefinitely the daily Hubaal on December 13 following a court order that claimed the publication promoted insecurity in the nation. Both newspapers are still shut down.

Source: APO

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