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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Executes Five ‘for Espionage’

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Abdullahi Osman - 7Dnews Mogadishu

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:53 GMT

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group has executed five people it accused of spying.

The execution happened in a public square in the southern town of Sakow.

An Al-Shabaab judge who spoke in the area said the five were spying for the intelligence agencies of Somalia and Kenya. The judge said all the victims pleaded guilty of committing an act of espionage.

Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group, carries out executions of people, mostly it accuses of espionage but the victims are not given fair legal representation.

Since the group was founded more than 10 years ago, it has executed dozens of people, most of them accused of spying.


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