Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed freed in Somalia

Mohamed, a British national, was detained on Tuesday afternoon along with a driver, fixer and cameraman.

    Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed freed in Somalia
    President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud shakes hands with Mohamed in September 2014 [Al Jazeera]

    Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed has been released from detention by Somali security agents in the capital Mogadishu.

    Mohamed, a British national, was detained on Tuesday afternoon along with a driver, fixer and cameraman.

    He had been in Somalia for a week on a reporting assignment.

    Mohamed has frequently travelled to the country over the past few years to cover politics, economics and culture for Al Jazeera "with accuracy and integrity", according to a statement released by Al Jazeera Media Network on Wednesday.

    The Federal Republic of Somalia had earlier informed the network that Mohamed was being held for questioning and there were no charges against him.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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