07 September 2022 :

Somaliland government on 6 September 2022 executed four who had been convicted of wanton killing earlier.
A firing squad carried out the executions at Mandheera of the Sahel region early Tuesday morning.
Somaliland is a de facto state in the Horn of Africa, considered internationally to be part of Somalia.
The four included two officers of the Somaliland national army, one of them a lieutenant colonel. The lieutenant was found guilty of killing a young woman who was a civil servant in government employ. The reason of killing, it was decided, was borne out of irresponsibility as the officer was to have been annoyed by the woman parking her car in front of his house. The killing happened a stone's throw from a compound housing the greatest number of regional and district courtrooms in the capital of the Republic of Somaliland, Hargeisa, and another stone's throw from the Presidency and the Attorney-General's office.
The other officer peppered his commanding officer with bullets, emptying the part of a magazine on him, following a stiff disciplinary action the commanding officer took against the NCO the evening before.
A fifth escaped death miraculously.
Also convicted of killing another man, the lucky escapee was untied from the execution post following a last-minute reprieve based on an agreement struck between the two families of the killed and the killer.


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