Northern Somalia authorities releases freelance journalist Abdimalik Oldon

Hargeisa (AX) – Journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon was launched from Hargeisa Central Jail on Thursday after virtually two years in custody.

Northern Somalia police arrested Abdi Malik in August 2021. The freelance journalist was arrested exterior his house in Burao for spreading rumors in regards to the Hargeisa Cultural Heart and the Abaarso college.

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The Marodi-Jeh Regional Courtroom in Hargeisa introduced in February 2022 that Abdimalik Muse Oldon had been acquitted of all costs; nevertheless, prosecutors appealed the court docket’s resolution, leading to Abdimalik remaining in jail till his launch on Thursday.

Oldon was beforehand jailed by Northern Somalia authorities in 2019 for “spreading anti-national propaganda” and “spreading fake news”. However after a while in jail, he was pardoned by Northern Somalia’s president.

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