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AMISOM Head Condemns Assassination of Somali Journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Rageh

AMISOM Head Condemns Assassination of Somali Journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Rageh

Mogadishu, 22 April 2013 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia (SRCC), Mahamet Saleh Annadif condemned the murder of Radio Mogadishu journalist, Mohamed Ibrahim Rageh who was shot and killed Sunday afternoon as he was returning home from work.

The SRCC extends his condolences to Mohamed Ibrahim Rageh’s family and friends, to Radio Mogadishu and to the Somali media community. “This is a terrible loss for Somalia,” he said.

He paid tribute to the courage of Somali journalists noting that this is the fourth journalist to be killed this year. Eighteen journalists were killed in Somalia last year.

“The press is a fundamental part of any democracy and must be protected. AMISOM is ready to offer any assistance it can to help the Federal Government of Somalia and the Somali National Security Forces put a stop to these heinous attacks,” he added.

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