VOA Somali Stringer Released From Jail
On Jan. 6, authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland freed VOA Somali stringer Mohamed Yasin Isahaq. He had been held without charges since Dec. 20, when members of the Puntland Intelligence Services took him into custody. VOA Africa Division director Gwen Dillard said, “Mr. Isahaq is an excellent journalist and we join his colleagues and his family in welcoming his release.
Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.
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