Somali Independent Media Houses Association strongly condemns the move by Somali security forces to detain visual impaired radio Journalist.
Abdulfatah Kalgaal who is a well-known visual impaired radio journalist in Mogadishu was arrested on Tuesday from his house in Wadajir district.
According to security forces he was arrested as a suspect after the killing of government soldier who is his neighbor at Mogadishu, Wadajir district home.
Abdulfatah works for local station Gobjog radio station as a reporter and is currently held at criminal investigation headquarters in Mogadishu for the second day.
SIMHA Chairman Hassan Ali Gesey has called for the immediate release of the journalist. “It is unacceptable to witness the continuous harassment of Journalists by authority’s day in day out,” he said.
“Abdulfatah is innocent and should be released from detention immediately,” he added.
Radio Dalsan reporter Mohamed Dek Osman Ali was also detained for six hours but later released.