"I'm free but I don't feel free," said Mohamed Abdi Urad,
chief editor of Yool, a critical
weekly published in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland. Mohamed had
just been released on May 22 after a week in detention at Hargeisa Central
Police Station. His crime?
"I have no idea," he said. Mohamed had attempted to cover a deadly skirmish
between civilians and a military unit over a land dispute in the eastern part
of the capital, Hargeisa. "The Interior Minister just saw me walking towards
the scene and ordered his men to arrest me," he said. A few days later, police
released Mohamed unconditionally and without charge.