US Demands Somaliland Release Detained Poet and Author

The United States has demanded for the release of author Mohamed Kasey Mohamud and Poet Naema Ahmed Qorane detained recently by Somaliland authorities.

In a tweet the US Mission in Somalia asked Somaliland to respect freedom of expression

” US condemns the detention of Naema Ahmed Ibrahim and Mohamed Kasey Mohamud in  the US to Somalia tweeted.

“We call on all officials to safeguard the inalienable right of

Last week Somaliland authorities arrested author Mohamud of a book praising Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo leadership coming exactly a week after the arrest of Naima Ahmed Qorane a female poet known for her Somali unity sentiments.

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