Somali Government Raids Popular Radio Station

Somali security forces have raided and closed Radio Shabelle, a popular independent broadcasting station located in Mogadishu.

Law enforcement officers entered the building on Saturday. Station owner and director Abdimalik Yusuf Mohamud says some of the 37 staff members were beaten by police before they were arrested and detained.

Police also confiscated computers and other equipment.

Mohamud says the raid was politically motivated. In an interview with VOA’s Somali Service, he said …