Civil Liberties

Rape Victim, Journalist Who Interviewed Her, Transferred to Mogadishu Central Prison

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n a move that has sparked further outrage and concern among human rights groups, a young woman who said she was raped and the journalist who interviewed her were transferred Monday (November 25th) to Mogadishu Central Prison without an official trial or conviction.

The two are charged with false reporting.

Benadir District Chief Judge Hashi Elmi Nur said he based his decision to transfer 19-year-old Fadumo Abdulqadir Hassan and the Radio Shabelle journalist who interviewed her, Mohamed Bashir Hashi, to the central prison pending ongoing investigations and the search for evidence.