Somalia: Soldier executed for murder of his colleague

Published: August 20, 2015

Somalia: Soldier executed for murder of his colleagueSomalia authorities hanged a soldier on Thursday who was convicted of killing another soldier, a senior court official has said.
Mohamed Ali Aden, 30, was condemned for killing his colleague in the port town of Barawe in May this year, according to an official from the military court, Hassan Abdirahman.
He was sentenced to death on the 18th of this month after the court found evidences of his case, adds the official.
The execution took place in a Police base located in Mogadishu.
Somalia uses its military court to punish members of al-Shabaab militant group which wants to overthrow the government and its soldiers who commit heavy crimes. But the court has also prosecuted civilians who have been accused of minor cases and later on went to face harsh punishments.
There was a decrease in the number of executions in Somalia 2014 compared to the previous years, Amnesty International said in a recent report.
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