By Goth Mohamed Goth
The owner and founder of Haatuf and Somaliland Times Mr. Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe and the chief editor Ahmed Egge have today appeared before a Hargeisa court for the mentioning of the libel case filed by top government officials.
Judge Feisal “Dhago Dhago” the chief magistrate of Hargeisa district courts read the charges to the accused today in front of a packed court of which the accused plead not guilty to all charges leveled against them.
The court also heard the testimonies of the Minister of Interior Hon Ali Mohamed Waran Cade and the Minister of Energy and Mineral Hon Hussein Abdi Dualeh who took the stand to give evidence in the libel case.
The chief magistrate Feisal “Dhago Dhago” remanded the Haatuf duo for seven day until their next hearing.
The Somaliland authorities temporarily closed the premises of the paper nearly one month after court warrant after charges were filed against the paper by ministers against which he carried a slanderous campaign solely meant to irreversibly damage their personal and