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Galkayo-based radio station back on the air, director released but ordered to report to court

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders hails the reopening on 18 November 2008 of Radio Galkayo, a privately-owned station in the northeastern city of Galkayo, and the release of its director, Hassan Mohamed Jama, after three days in detention. Jama has nonetheless been ordered to report to a Galkayo court on 20 November at 9 a.m. (local time).

The police of the autonomous northeastern territory of Somaliland arrested Jama and forced the station to stop broadcasting on 16 November after it reported that Puntland's president was involved in an allegedly clandestine deal to acquire arms from abroad.

Updates the Jama case: http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/98593

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