August 19, 2022

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Somaliland comedian arrested over satirical video about President Muse Behi Abdi

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A comedian has been arrested in Somaliland. Idris Ilig makes short satirical videos. He has been arrested by Somaliland security forces.

Idris Ilig made a satirical video about Somali-land President Muse Bihi Abdi a few days ago.

Somaliland police have not officially charged Idris Illig so far.

Is it banned in Somaliland to make satirical videos against government officials and leaders? Human rights bodies have demanded the release of Idris Illig, saying that it is not against Somaliland’s constitution to make such funny videos.