MOGADISHU: Two members of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shebab jihadist group were executed by firing squad on Saturday for the murder of a journalist killed by a car bomb last year, a judge said. Abdirisak Mohamed Barow and Hassan Nur Ali, who admitted being Shebab members during their trial, were shot on Saturday morning in Mogadishu, Abdulahi Hussein Mohamed, deputy judge of the supreme military court told reporters. “Both of them were found guilty of murdering journalist Hindiyo Haji Mohamed whose car was blown with explosive device,” Hussein said. The military court recently rejected their appeal and indeed increased their sentence from life imprisonment to execution.
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Published: 12:10 am Apr 10, 2016