A court in Hargeisa, Somaliland has sentenced Horn Cable TV editor, Abdikadir Saleban Asayr to 1 year in jail and a fine of 3 million Somaliland Shilling (US$300) for propaganda against the administration.
The Journalist who was arrested on November last year for running a story dubbed by the court as “propaganda” against Egal international airport.
Media advocacy groups have strongly opposed what they termed as an unfair sentence of the TV Journalist.
A statement by Somali Journalist Syndicate (SJS) calls for Somaliland authorities to immediately free Editor.
Authorities in Hargeisa have previously arrested Journalists for covering anti-government protests.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Somalia is among the dangerous environments for Journalists to operate.