SOMALIA: A MAN STONED TO DEATH
January 16, 2010: a Somali man was stoned to death for adultery in Barawe town by al Shabaab militants. Hussein Ibrahim Mohamed, 26, was accused of raping a girl and was sentenced to death by a court in Barwe town.
At least two hundred people in Barawe gathered at open ground in the city center to watch how the execution was being carried out, but some residents say they were compelled to watch the killing. "It was not our intention to watch such very shocking incident, but we were ordered to do so and I am sorry that I have watched the killing of the young man whom I knew for more than ten years" a resident who demanded anonymity said by telephone from the city. (Sources: Mareeg.com, NewsBlaze , 17/01/2010)