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Djibouti opposition radio contributors freed

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Country Celebrates Its 34th Anniversary of Independence From France

BYLINE: Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)

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The Djibouti republic today celebrated its 34th anniversary when it gained its independence from France.

Djibouti became an independent nation in the horn of African by June 27, 1977 after long term efforts and battles with the colonial rule of France.

Somali president, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was among those invited to attend the ceremony marking the independence of Djibouti.

The president of Djibouti republic Ismail Omar Guelleh addressed at the occasion, delivering congratulatory message to the people of Djibouti.

He also called for the leaders of Somalia to end internal political bickering and the Somali people should have their self-determination.

 Djibouti opposition radio contributors freed

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Text of report by Paris-based media freedom organization Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF, Reporters Without Borders) on 24 June

Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that six contributors to opposition radio station La Voix de Djibouti - Farah Abadid Hildid, Husayn Ahmad Farah, Husayn Roblih Dabar, Abdullahi Adin Ali, Mustafa Abdurahman Husayn and Muhammad Ibrahim Wa'is - were finally released yesterday evening after more than four months in Djibouti's Gabode prison.

After several appeals to Djibouti's supreme court, an appeal court ruled on 22 June that they should be released conditionally and placed under judicial control pending trial.

Source: Reporters Sans Frontieres website, Paris, in English 24 Jun 11


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