Somalia’s Military Court executes government soldier

Abdi Abdullahi Dhuhul waiting for death penalty/ Photo FTC

(FTC Publications Newswire Daily)The Military Court of the transitional federal government of Somalia early Saturday morning executed a soldier who was found guilty of murder.

The court said Abdi Abdullahi Dhuhul was a member of Somali army, adding five witnesses testified he had intentionally murdered another soldier in April 29 this year.

With the presence of government officials, a firing squad was called upon and immediately after they shot and killed the convicted man.

Scores of local residents packed the square in Mogadishu’s Hamar-jajab where a government firing squad carried out the death penalty in public.

“According to the religion of Islam, the court sentenced Dhuhul to death after deliberately killing his companion Abdirizaq Hassan Ali in Mogadishu” Hassan Mohammed Hussein, the judge of the Military Court, said after the shooting.

The judge warned the government soldiers against looting or robbing the properties of civilians during battles against militant group al Shabaab. And he called for Somali army to slay any soldier committed such actions like that at the spot.

It is the fifth time Somalia’s Military Court under the transitional federal government has conducted such executions against Somali police and military soldiers stationed in the capital.

In Jan. the Military Court in Somalia executed three soldiers of transitional federal government who were found guilty of murder.


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