SOMALIA: AL SHABAAB EXECUTES A MAN IN PUBLIC
May 13, 2014: Late in the afternoon, al Shabaab militants executed a man by firing squad in public in Baardheere district in Gedo region. They accused him of spying on them for the government army. An al Shabaab ad hoc court convicted him to be executed.
Sources say the man was identified as 29 year old Abdihamiid Sheikh Mohamed Hussein. The judge who convicted him said the man admitted the crime he committed. The judge added that the man said he was working with the government troops for thirteen months as a spy.
The judge continued to say that any person who spies for the government troops and the intelligence agencies of the Western countries will be dealt with by al Shabaab in accordance with the Islamic Sharia.
Officials of al Shabaab including their Chairperson for Gedo Region and many members of the public were present at the scene where the execution took place. The Chairperson of al Shabaab for Gedo Region Abdirahman Sayid advised parents to stop their boys from spying for the Ethiopian troops and said that any person found spying will be executed. (Source: Radio Dalsan, 14/05/2014)