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Somaliland: Journalists Mohamed Abdilaahi Dabshid and Ahmed Dirie Liltire given 2-year prison terms

Somaliland: Journalists Mohamed Abdilaahi Dabshid and Ahmed Dirie Liltire given 2-year prison terms

A Somaliland regional court has sentenced journalists Mohamed Abdilaahi Dabshid and Ahmed Dirie Liltire, to two years of prison on charges of conducting propaganda against the state, bringing Somaliland into contempt and "bringing the flag or national emblem of a foreign state" into contempt, according to a statement by the Human Rights Center (HRC), which quoted the lawyer in the case, Abibakar Sheikh Mohamoud.

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