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Somali police says sorry to Journalists for “sniffer dog mistake”
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Somali police says sorry to Journalists for “sniffer dog mistake”

Somali Police Force has apologized for detention of two journalists in the capital Mogadishu three days ago. Rahma Yusuf Jimale and Ahmed Yusuf Suleyman were arrested from Banaadir Staduim on Friday afternoon while they were there to report the inter-state foot ball tournament that has kicked off in Mogadishu last week. The two were accused of trying to sneak explosive devices inside Konis stadium where the President was around to officially kick of the inter regional state annual tournament. They were released on Friday after three days in custody. The police apologized for the arrest saying it was the mistake of sniffer dogs adding that the officers (dogs) where tired and didn’t submit the correction information at the time. National Union of Somali Journalists has condemned the constant arrest of journalists in Somalia and called for the Somali Police to respect the countries’ constitution, media freedoms and freedom of expression. South Africa has donated dogs to Somali Police Force last year to strengthen security in the country.