Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the detention of a journalist in Djibouti, calling for the immediate release of Houssein Ahmed Farah.
Farah, who suffers from diabetes, works for the opposition radio station, La Voix de Djibouti, which broadcasts out of Europe. According to RSF, the journalist was not given any reason for his detention by the police.
The RSF said it was "very concerned about his detention,” adding that he was diabetic and observing the Ramadan fast.
"Given the current heat and tough detention conditions in Djibouti, this incident could have serious consequences for the journalist's health," the RSF said in a statement.
The watchdog added the reporter is a member of the Djibouti Human Rights League and the opposition party Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development, which is chaired by his brother Daher Ahmed Farah.
Djibouti, whose President Ismael Omar Guelleh was re-elected for a third term last year in an election boycotted by part of the opposition, ranked 159 out of 179 in the RSF's latest global Press Freedom Index.