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Somaliland journalist's 18-month sentence is protested

October 12, 2017 10:58 AM
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – A court in Somalia's breakaway northern territory of Somaliland has sentenced a journalist to 18 months in prison on charges of criminal defamation and publishing false news.

Mohamed Aden Dirir was arrested last month following an article for a local news website in which he alleged exam fraud by teachers at private schools in the capital, Hargeisa.

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