Somalia: Musician released after one day in detention

Somaliland_NimcaanHilaac

On 2 August 2015, SLInformer reported that Police in Hargeisa, Somaliland, had arrested the popular musician Nimcaan Hilaac shortly after he returned home from a journey to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. On 3 August, only a few hours after Freemuse and local websites published the news about his arrest, he was then released.

Nimcaan Hilaac is member of the Horn of Africa Star Singers, and the band had been performing in Mogadishu on the occasion of Eid-Al-Fitr celebrations.

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Somaliland: Police arrest a popular musician after returnng home from Mogadishu