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Somalian military court sentences journalist to three years in jail

Somalian military court sentences journalist to three years in jail

SOMALI Journalists Syndicate (SJS) have protested against the three years jail sentence handed down to freelance journalist Kilwe Adan Farah  by Puntland’s Supreme Court of Armed Forces during what SJS and its lawyers described as a farcical kangaroo court trial that took place inside the Garowe Central Prison. Kilwe was removed from his cell in the prison and was taken to a small room where judges announced the verdict where the only other person in attendance was the military prosecutor. Kilwe’s lawyer was not allowed to attend nor was his family. Avv. Mustafe Mohamed Jama, Kilwe’s defense lawyer said: “It is…
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