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Somaliland authorities free newspaper reporter after seven days

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has hailed the 19 July 2007 release of Abdirahman Mohammed Habane of "Jamhuuriya", a daily based in Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway state of Somaliland. He had been held since 12 July because of a controversial article about the swearing-in of a traditional leader.

He was freed after the Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA), "Jamhuuriya"'s management and local human rights activists went to see the traditional leader concerned.

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