Sabahi (Washington, DC)

21 February 2013

Somalia: Somali Military Executes ThreeSoldiers in Mogadishu

The Somali military on Thursday (February 21st) executed three government soldiers convicted of murder, Somalia's Hiiraan Online reported. Brothers Abbas Omar Kathiir, 26, and Abdullahi Omar Kathiir, 28, were found guilty of killing civilians Hassan Dhagole and Mohamed Farah Nur.

The third solider allegedly killed another soldier in Mogadishu's Wadajir district, according to UN-funded Bar-Kulan. His name was not released. The executions were carried out early in the morning by firing squad at the General Kahiye Police Training Academy. Several high ranking police and military officials, including military court chairman Hassan Mohamed Hussein, and members of the public witnessed the executions.

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