Security forces re-arrested SJS Secretary General Abdalle Ahmed Mumin
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), Somali Mechanism for Safety of Journalists, (SMSJ), the Somali Media Association (SOMA) and Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) condemn within the strongest phrases viable the arbitrary and the illegal arrest towards the Secretary General of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) Abdalle Ahmed Mumin by members of the Somali Police and the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) on the Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu.
One plain clothed intelligence officer and a uniformed police approached Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, Secretary General of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) whilst at Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu, the place he was attending a public session occasion organized by the Senate finance committee.
Abdalle was placed on police automobile and brought to Mogadishu central Prison, the place he’s at present held. His arrest was ordered by the regional police chief Mahdi Omar Mumin. Its not but clear purpose behind his arrest and the police and NISA members who arrested him didn’t exhibit an arrest warrant.
On 13 February 2023, Benadir regional courtroom sentenced Abdalle Ahmed Mumin to 2 months in Prison, a verdict rejected by officers of the Mogadishu Cenrtral jail who dismissed his imprisonment saying that ‘he already served the two months sentence, since he was arrested in October 11, 2022.
Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), Somali Mechanism for Safety of Journalists (SMSJ), Somali Media Association (SOMA) and Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) condemn the arbitrary and illegal arrest towards SJS Secretary General Abdalle Mumin and demand his instant open.
“Somali government officials and security forces must refrain from the media freedom advocate and union leader Abdalle Ahmed Mumin” the group stated “We additionally name on Somalia’s global companions to publicly condemn this political witch-hunt towards SJS Secretary General Abdalle Ahmed Mumin and ask Somalia authorities to respect the liberty of the press and the liberty of expression.
“This deliberate targeting against Abdalle Ahmed Mumin shows loopholes in both Somali Security sector and the Justice system of the country and should be condemned publicly, while We call for the government to promptly investigate and those involved in this unlawful to justice, while we demand our colleague freedom” The organizations added.