Kismayo(Mogadishu24)-Jubaland State television on Wednesday confirmed that its Director Jama Ahmed Ali (Jofane) was under arrest for a week in Hargeysa, the capital of Somaliland, northwest Somalia.

The State TV said that Somaliland Security forces arrested the journalist while he was on a peaceful trip in his country.

“The Director did not commit any crime and he was traveling peacefully at the time. He was arrested without reason”, said the TV based in Kismayo.

Somaliland forces arrested three journalists including the owner of MM-TV during a live X Space talk show about threat and opportunities of the recent Memorandum of Understanding between Ethiopian and Somaliland, leasing 20 kilometers of Sea Access to Ethiopia early on January this year.

In Hargeysa, Somaliland, Journalists and media practitioners often face arrests and closure of media houses, putting freedom of press into danger. Somaliland warned Universal TV against hosting a talk show two weeks ago. 

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