SOMALIA: MILITANTS EXECUTE 2 TEENS ACCUSED OF CRIMES
November 22, 2010: Militants from Somalia's most feared insurgent group used a firing squad to execute two teenagers in public, witnesses and officials said.
The executions took place in front of hundreds of people summoned to witness the killings in the capital. The firing squad was made up of five masked men.
A self-described "judge" inside al-Shabab, who goes by the name Sheik Omar, told reporters Tuesday that one of the two teens executed was Abdihakim Ali Mohamed, 15, who was accused of sexually assaulting another boy of 9 years old. The other teen was Ismail Hussein Ahmed, 18. He was accused of being a spy for the Mogadishu-based Somali government.
"We have been holding them for some time. We investigated and they confessed," said Omar. (Sources: Ap, 23/11/2010)