Somalia sends alleged rape victim to jail

 / 05 Feb '13

Mogadishu - Somalia on Tuesday jailed for one year a woman who said she was raped by security forces and a journalist who interviewed her, saying they were guilty of insulting the state.

“We sentence her for offending state institutions by claiming she was raped,” judge Ahmed Adan told the court in the capital Mogadishu.

File photo - Somali journalists protest in Mogadishu as they demand the release of a colleague, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim. Credit: REUTERS

“She will spend one year in prison after finishing the breastfeeding of her baby.”

Freelance journalist Abdiaziz Abdinuur, who is already in detention, was to begin serving his sentence immediately. - AFP

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