Monthly Archive: March 2013

Abdiaziz

ABDIAZIZ, OUR COLLEAGUE, FREE AT LAST

Last month we reported on the conviction of our colleague and friend, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, who was given a one year prison sentence for interviewing a woman who claimed to have been raped by a group of government soldiers.  The woman was also sentenced even though the interview was never published.  The verdicts struck a […]

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: HOW WOMEN ARE REBUILDING SOMALIA

With the breakdown of the economy and absence of men during the long civil war, many Somali women have assumed responsibility for the survival of their families. An increasing number are involved in trade and commerce, and, since the retreat of al-Shabaab, others are pursuing careers in the professions.  This is a pivotal moment for […]

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Abdiaziz Appeal

ABDIAZIZ’S APPEAL COURT RULING: NOT GOOD ENOUGH

Four days ago the Mogadishu Appeals Court released the Somali woman who alleged she was raped by government security forces.  Soon after the ruling, Abdiaziz Abdinur, our colleague who interviewed her, was led away in handcuffs, his sentence halved but not repealed. Tonight, Abdiaziz remains in jail.  His crime: talking to a woman who claimed […]

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