Somali Government Arrested Journalist for Interviewing Rape Victim

Somalia's fist government in twenty years detains a journalist investigating rape by a government security official


 Rights groups on Wednesday called for the Somali government to release a journalist arrested by police for interviewing a woman who said she was raped by government security forces.

The freelance journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, and three others accused in the case have been held for more than a week without charge, the groups said. The three groups—Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Watch—demanded their release.