Somalia: Seven soldiers executed for ‘murdering civilians’

Published: September 18, 2015

Somalia: Seven soldiers executed for ‘murdering civilians’Seven soldiers were executed by firing squad in the Southern strategic port town of Kismayo on Friday after a court found them guilty of murdering civilians, Horseed Media reports.
According to officials of the Jubbaland regional administration, the soldiers were convicted on charges which included killing of two local residents yesterday evening.
Some reports claim that the soldiers were involved in an al-Shabaab attack carried on a military camp that led to the death of three army officers.
Death penalty is legal in Somalia. There was a decrease in the number of executions in Somalia last year compared to the previous years, Amnesty International said in a recent report.
EU being in line with Amnesty International is opposed to the use of capital punishment in all cases and under all circumstances and has consistently called for its universal abolition.
Horseed Media

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