Skip to comments.Somali woman and journalist arrested for reporting rape
Posted on 11/21/2013 7:04:50 PM PST by markomalley
A woman has been arrested in Somalia's capital after she alleged in a video interview posted online that she had been raped at gunpoint by colleagues.
The journalist who interviewed the 19-year-old has also been detained in Mogadishu, but the two men accused of rape have not been arrested.
It has been reported that the arrests came after those accused of rape complained about defamation.
The UN has called for a "proper investigation" into the case.
Earlier this year, another alleged rape victim and the reporter she had spoken to were sentenced to a year in prison for "offending state institutions".
They were later released on appeal.
Somalia's UN-backed government said it could not get involved in the current judicial process and justice must take its course.
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The only difference between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the Al Shabaab rebels they are fighting is one of them gets big checks from the UN every month.
Somalia is a hot mess and then some. They brought in a new director of their central bank who was a rising star in the international finance world. Everyone lauded her as a big step towards Somalia beginning the process of recovery. The corruption was so bad that after 6 weeks she snuck out of the country and resigned from an undisclosed location.