British Al-Jazeera reporter freed in Somalia
A British journalist arrested in Mogadishu while on a reporting assignment has been released by Somalian security forces, his employer Al-Jazeera said on its website on Thursday.
Hamza Mohamed was arrested on Tuesday along with a driver, fixer and cameraman. He had been in the country for a week. Somali authorities had earlier informed Al-Jazeera that they had detained the journalist but that he had not been charged with anything. Hamza Mohamed had frequently travelled to the country over the past few years from where he had reported “with accuracy and integrity”, Al-Jazeera said in an online report.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) had said Hamza and his colleagues were arrested on their return from a trip outside the capital.