Govt “Confiscates” Dahir Aweis Communication Gadgets After Critical Facebook Post

Hardline opposition leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys Aweys speaks during a press conference where he officially took command of his organization Hizb Al-Islamiya in Mogadishu on May 26, 2009. Somali extremists launched their offensive against the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed on May 7, and have maintained their positions in Mogadishu in trenches along streets near the presidential palace. AFP PHOTO/Mustafa ABDI (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA ABDI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Somalia government has confiscated former Alshabaab leader  Hassan Dahir Aweys mobile phone and other communication gadgets in an apparent reaction to a recent video deemed critical of the administration.

Aweis was recently live on Facebook where he criticized the government over how it handle ex Alshabaab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow. He had asked the government not to bar Robow from running for a public office.

Aweis has been under house arrest since June 2013. The former militant has in the past four years released videos on his commentary on various topical issues in Somalia