Somalia: Further information: Journalist released and all charges dropped: Mohamed Ibrahim Osman Bulbul

On 17 August, plain-clothed security officers arrested Mohamed Ibrahim Osman Bulbul, a journalist with Kaab TV and staff member of a local media advocacy organization, Somali Journalists Syndicate. The arrest took place a day after he released a story about alleged misappropriation of European Union funds meant for training officers from the Somali police. On 25 September, he was charged with “bringing the State into contempt” and for “circulating false and tendentious news”. He was transferred to the Mogadishu Central Prison on 28 September. On 7 October, Mohamed was released on bail and a few days later, on 11 October, the Bandir regional court dismissed all charges against him.

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