Said Abdulkadir was arrested in 2001 along with 16 other journalists, for reporting around the G-15 letter, an open letter from prominent Eritrean politicians that condemned the actions of President Afwerki.
Said Abdulkadir was arrested in 2001 along with 16 other journalists for reporting on the G15 letter – an open letter from prominent Eritrean politicians, known as the G-15 or Group of 15, within the ruling party – that condemned the actions of President Isaias Afwerki and his regime. He has been subjected to enforced disappearance and his current status and whereabouts are unknown.
The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ruled in May 2007 that journalists arrested in September 2001 in Eritrea, which includes Said Abdulkadir, were being held in arbitrary and unlawful detention. It called upon the Eritrean government to release the men and compensate them. The Government of Eritrea has ignored the ruling and journalists arrested in September 2001 remain in detention.